Colombia - Finca El Guabo

Colombia - Finca El Guabo


Single Origin Finca El Guabo (Caturra, Fully Washed), COLOMBIA is produced by Alvaro Javier Lopez, and was selected as one of the top 30 lots during the Mejor de Narino cupping competition and auction cosponsored by Royal Coffee and inconexus. In total, the Inconexus team evaluated 300 samples to find 30 of the best for the international buyers to evaluate. Alvaro Javier Lopez, produced this lot on his farm called El Guabo, which is located in the community of Medina Espejo in the municipality of Buesaco within the department of Narino, Colombia. The department of Narino has about 40,000 coffee farms, two-thirds of which, average around 1.5 hectares in size. Two volcanoes (Dona Juana in the north and Galeras in the south) are responsible for mant of the rich mineral traits found in the soil composition. Narino's proximity to the equator also means intense exposure to the sun (relatively constant and powerful year-round), which influences the cherry maturation rate. 


The municipality of Buesaco, which has an interesting micro-climate caused by warm air that rises from the canyons at night an acts like a protective blanket for the coffee plants. As a result of these combined attributes, coffee plants passively absorb the sun's energy during the day and come alive at night when the conditions are less harsh. This translate into concentrated flowering and long cherry maturation periods.



Coffee description:

  • Type: Arabica
  • Village: Buesaco, Narino
  • Botanical Variety: Caturra
  • Processing Method: Fully Washed
  • Producer: Finca El Guabo
  • Growing Altitude: 2200m
  • Notes on hand drip (V60): Dark Chocolate, Orange, Pine

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