El Cascabel Nariño
- Dark Sugars / Prune / Buttery
In the southeast of the department of Nariño, there is a municipality called El Tablón de Goméz, home to the producers of this beautiful coffee.
El Tablón as the people in the region call it, is a very small community nestled in the Macizo Colombiano, with a very strong indigenous influence and culture. In the 16th century when El Tablón was solely inhabited by indigenous tribes, there were many rattlesnakes in the region.
The indigenous loved the harmonious shake of rattles so they decided to make and wear jewelry and accessories, which made similar sounds. During their rituals and spiritual events, they danced and the rattle sound this made could be heard all over the surrounding areas.
Coffee production in this region is relatively new due to the presence of guerilla groups over the past few decades. Three years ago, we had the opportunity to start sourcing coffee from this special and exotic region, working directly with coffee farmers, as well as with the indigenous community (Resguardo de Inga Aponte).
Most of the coffee is grown above 1,900 meters above sea level, making these farms some of the highest that we source coffee from in Colombia.
“El Cascabel has delicious acidic notes of mangosteen, orange peel, red apple. This combined with vanilla, caramel and a silky body.”
Location: El Tablon de Gomez, Nariño
Producer: Coop. de Cafes Especiales de Nariño
Varietal: Caturra, Colombia, Castillo
Process: Fully washed
Altitude: 1,800 - 1,900