Colombia Narino GERARDO MENESES ZAMBRANO

  • Nice clean cup Narino styled
  • Green apple and red berry acidity
  • A light umami touch at the finish

Variety: 100% Castillo

Processing: Washed

Altitude: around 1650 masl

Importer: 32 Cup Coffee Merchants

Rob Says:

We bought the coffee because it was very tasty. And it was only later i heard the story and person behind it, which would be worth it on its own.

Don GERARDO MENESES ZAMBRANO is now in his 80s, but he has worked in coffee from the age of 5. He combined schoolwork with work on the farm when he was young, but his true passion was always agriculture. At the age of 13, he devoted himself entirely to coffee production, and he hasn’t looked back.  

He and his wife have been married, now, for over 60 years, and she has helped him build his farm and home. Their 9 children have moved into a wide range of professions, but they were all educated, he notes, through coffee!  

Today Don Gerardo is renowned throughout the region for his knowledge and innovation. He helped to found Coop Coomerciacafe, which focuses on promoting specialty coffee in Nariño. He even recently won a ‘Hero of Coffee’ award for his contributions to the Nariño coffee sector. 

THIS COFFEE IS BOUND TO HIT THE SHELFS BY THE START OF FEBRUARY 2020