|Notes||Chocolate, Raspberry, Walnut|
|Origin||Yacuanquer Samllholders, Nariño Department, Colombia|
The Lake District Search & Mountain Rescue Association (LDSAMRA) provide a vital service here in the Lake District, helping injured and stricken hikers to safety from some of the most remote and precarious places in the country. The vast majority of incidents are safely resolved but there are inevitably a number of fatalities, and without the help of LDSAMRA this number would be much higher.
In order to carry out their work LDSAMRA rely on a team of brave and highly trained volunteers. We are friends with a number of them so are well aware of the great work that they do and the importance of donations to provide them with the kit necessary to do their job effectively.
With this in mind, we donate £1 per kilo of Mountain Rescue sold to LDSAMRA.
The dramatic topography of the central Andean mountains creates diverse páramo micro-climates with temperatures ranging from 10-23°C, whilst the neaby Galeras volcano contributes to the natural richness of the soil.
Coffee growers in this region tend to own small fincas, usually no larger than 1 hectare. This small-scale production allows producers to have greater control of their crops and the post-harvest processes. After the ripe cherries are picked they are pulped by passing them through a manual pulper at the family farm. The coffee is then fermented in tanks for 14-18 hours. The coffee is then was washed and dried on raised beds for 8 to 15 days. Nariño is blessed with some of the best drying conditions in the country, with the high altitude providing lower relative humidity, more wind and more sunny days than other areas of the country.
These perfect growing conditions translate to some truly stunning coffees and this coffee, with its chocolatey body and notes of raspberry and walnut, is no exception.