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Origin Information

Grower
Nilson López
Variety
Caturra
Region
Buesaco, Nariño, Colombia
Harvest
April-August|December- February
Altitude
2000 meters
Soil
Clay minerals
Process
Fully washed and dried in the sun
Certifications

Background Details

Colombia San Antonio Nilson Lopez Caturra GrainPro coffee is sourced from a single farm owned by Nilson López and his family. Nilson’s farm, called San Antonio, is located in the municipality of Buesaco in the department of Nariño, Colombia. Nilson and his family have been active participants in the operation of the 24-acre farm since Nilson inherited it ten years ago from his parents.  Nilson uses his own micro-mill to process harvested cherries, which allows for meticulous care in depulping, fermenting, and drying the coffee. Nilson and his family collaborate with an exporting company called Inconexus to gain access to the market. The partnership has helped to improve quality, increase earnings from coffee sales, and strengthen the family’s livelihood. In 2012, Nilson’s mother was recognized for their family's efforts with a first-place finish in the Cup of Excellence.