Colombia Best of Narino Auction - Wilson Lopez Microlot

Colombia Best of Narino Auction - Wilson Lopez Microlot


Milk chocolate and caramel. Very sweet, medium body and crisp, balanced acidity.

This spectacular coffee comes to us from Wilson Rene López, and his 2-hectare farm Las Murgas in Medina Espejo near Buesaco. Wilson is a young farmer and has only managed las Murgas for about 8 years. He was born into a larger coffee-growing family, many of whom are also Mejor de Nariño participants.

The department of Nariño is Colombia’s southwestern-most coffee growing state, bordering Ecuador and the Pacific Ocean. Nariño boasts about 40,000 coffee farms, two-thirds of which average just 3 acres in size. Nariño’s proximity to the equator delivers intense exposure to the sun (relatively constant and powerful year-round), which influences the cherry maturation rate. In Buesaco, warm air rises from the deep canyons at night and acts like a protective blanket for the coffee plants perched at high elevations (up to 2300 masl) on the mountain tops. These combined attributes cause coffee plants to passively absorb the sun’s energy during the day and then come alive at night when the conditions are less harsh. This translates into concentrated flowering and long cherry maturation periods.

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