$22.25 | 12 oz box
For decades, political conflict in Colombia—especially in coffee growing regions—made it difficult and sometimes dangerous for producers to work directly with buyers. Despite the challenges, a group of farmers in Samaniego, Nariño, dedicated themselves to improving the quality of their coffee in search of higher prices. A model member of this group, Jhon Fredy Villacorte has produced a coffee so exceptional that we are offering it as a single-farmer lot for the second year in a row. Notes of red grape, milk chocolate, and pastry.
It is not very often that a project—and the coffees from it—exceed our expectations. Started in 2012 and ended in 2017, the Borderlands project managed by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in Nariño continued to do just that, laying the foundation for a better supply chain for hundreds of growers.
This supply chain was integral to finding, selecting, and making available lots like this one from Jhon Fredy Villacorte to Counter Culture.
Samaniego, Nariño, Colombia
Nariño is an area of Colombia well known for its quality coffee, but one that has been quite difficult for sourcing coffee. Until recently, the area has been in a great deal of political conflict, and producers had very little access to successful avenues for selling their coffee at higher premiums. The coffee farms in this area are nestled deep in the mountains bordering Ecuador with some of the highest elevation in the country.