Origin: Inga Aponte
Tasting Notes: Floral, Lemon, Vanilla
The Story behind the Coffee:
The coffee from Inga Aponte is grown, on average, at 2150 meters above sea level. It is grown in an area that is close to the shadow of the volcano Galeras, which constantly sheds ashes rich in nutrients, contributing to giving the cup a special flavor.
Inga Aponte is an indigenous reservation located 4 hours outside of the capital city of Nariño. The Ingas as they are named, are descendants of the Incas and have been established since the 18th century. After fleeing their homeland during the war, it's only during the 90's that they returned to their places of origin and gathered to make arrangements with the government. Soil for the community was granted under the protected territories program. This is given in conjunction with community initiatives for generating processes of etno-education along with new forms of agricultural production.
However also during this decade, they have had issues with guerrilla groups, drug traffickers and then paramilitary groups making it challenging for them to resettle. Luckily for them, the next generations are changing this now, it is a free zone now under no other influences, illegal crops were eradicated which is giving room to a new culture: coffee.
Your purchase of this high quality, specialty coffee helps the Inga Aponte project which is grown by an indigenous people who really need the support.