Colombia, San Jose Narino 70KG - GREEN
Sub-Region: San Jose de Alban
Variety: Colombia and Castillo
Altitude：1900 - 2100 m
Annual mean rainfall：1700~1800 mm
Cooperative：Alban Agricultural Association
Number of Smallholders: 529
Cup Profile: Citrus, Nectarines, Medium Body
The Agricultural Association of the municipality of Albán, "Association AAA", was developed through the Forest Ranger Families Program (PFGB), on April 19, 2006. It was formed with 730 members consisting of coffee producers, cattle ranchers, and maize/wheat producers.
Today, the Association has 529 active associates, all coffee growers, who own 530 hectares of coffee producing land. Annual yields are estimated at a total of 720,000 kilograms of dry parchment.
Colors of Nature(CNC) was established in 2007 by Felipe Ramirez as a pilot project to educate coffee farmers in impoverished/conflict regions of southern Colombia on cultivating quality coffee. They have succeeded in implementing modern farm technologies on smallholder farms throughout the country and just inaugurated a new research facility this year. Currently working in 13 provinces( including Huila, Narino, Cauca, Risaralda and Cesar), Colors of Nature and its nearly 1,200 smallholder farmers are producing up to 60 micro and 15 high-premium lots each year with majority of these coffees sold to Japan, Hong Kong, Australia and North America.
With a portfolio that includes washed, naturals and honey processes; we are confident that CNC can provide the highest quality micro-lots from the region.