This coffee is one of the jewels guarded and produced by the Inga tribe, in the town El Tablón-Aponte in Nariño. The Chilito Family grows it in the highest parts of Aponte's coffee production regions. The name honors relentless effort of the Inga tribe to preserve and take care of the earth making them "The Guardians" of their lands. This coffee brings the wow-factor with tropical and juicy flavors with offer a hard candy finish. We also tasted plum, grape, honey, apple, violet, and black cherry.
Bag Size: 12 oz
Origin: El Tablón-Aponte, Nariño, Colombia
Elevation: 1,800 - 2,100 MASL
Varietal: Caturra, Colombia
Roaster Tasting Notes: Wild berries, Orange Peel, Vanilla, Juicy
We Tasted: Plum, Grape, Honey, Apple, Violet, and Black Cherry
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For pour-over, we suggest a 1:16.0 ratio.
For espresso, a 1:2.1 ratio will work best.