Single Origin Small Batch
Mary Luz Ruiz, Colombia
Asociación Los Naranjos was founded by a small and tight-knit group of farmers in the area surrounding the town of San Agustín, Huila. Despite the small size of the farms—2.5 hectares or less, on average—and the fact that most producers grow fewer than 12,000 trees, the coffees coming from Los Naranjos have consistently been some of the best and brightest on the cupping table, year after year. The farmers also have a very close kinship with one another, and share information easily among their fellow growers: The overall philosophy among Los Naranjos is that anything that improves the lot for one producer can improve the lot for all—which also means that individual discipline and attention to detail on the small farms can have a very strong impact on the group.
The coffees from Los Naranjos are consistently defying what the average coffee drinker might expect from a Colombian coffee, with their bright, complex, and dynamic flavor profiles. These small scale farmers take pride in the collective improvement of the quality of coffee produced across the region. The innovation and transparency among farmers elevates the quality of coffee year after year.
This award winning coffee is from association member Mary Luz Ruiz. It was grown at her farm, El Placer, in San Agustin, and is also Fair Trade Organic Certified. It is an exciting coffee to drink, with notes of juicy raspberry and citrus.
Farm: El Placer
Region: San Agustin, Huila
Altitude: 1750 m
Processing Method: Washed
Tasting Notes: raspberry, citrus, juicy
*Our roast days are Monday and Thursday.