Flavour Notes: Kiwi, cola, almond butter
Farm: Finca Nueva Armenia
Region: Tabión de Gómez, Nariño
Altitude: 1500 - 2100 MASL
In the southeast of the department of Nariño, there is a municipality called El Tabión de Gómez, home to the producers of El Cascabel. In the 16th century, Tablon was inhabited by indigenous tribes and in those times there were many rattlesnakes in the region invading the woods of El Tablon. The indigenous loved the harmonious music of “ratties” so they decided to wear jewellery and accessories which made similar sounds in their rituals and spiritual events, which still happens today. The coffee El Cascabel got its name from the sounds made by rattlesnakes and tribes.
What makes the coffee in this region outstanding is the altitude of the mountains. The unique microclimates which in turn create the perfect slow growing environment for sweet, clean and delicate coffee.
Coffee production in this region is relatively now due to the recent presence of guerrilla groups.
This is indeed a rare and beautiful coffee with great history, we hope you enjoy it!