Tropical Fruit, Floral, Citrus
The intense flavors of this coffee are largely impacted by perfect cherry selection, good processing and ideal weather conditions for specialty coffee production at Alberto's farm. Located in the Aponte village deep in the Juanambu canyon, this area has clearly defined wet and dry seasons which make it ideal for the production of honey coffees.
Albeiro processes his honey coffees with a faster fermentation time of 24 hours instead of the normal 48 hours in his community. After letting the pulped coffee rest for 24 hours, he dries on raised covered beds for 4 weeks.
Albeiro decided to use this shorter fermentation time in order to dry and process coffee faster without loosing the honey process flavor.
The Aponte village is located far into the Juanambu canyon in Narino. The coffees here are produced by the Inga, the indigenous community that made up the northernmost part of the Inca Empire. The Inga colonized the southern part of Colombia late in the 14th century a bit prior to the arrival of the Spanish.
Land and farms for that matter are communal and the town is governed by a "cabildo", or a group of elders who make sure that the communities ancestral laws and traditions are upheld.