The Aponte village is located far into the Juanambu canyon in Nariño. This area has very clearly defined wet and dry seasons which make it ideal for the production of honey-processed coffees. The coffees here are produced by the Inga, the indigenous community that made up the northernmost part of the Inca Empire. The Inga colonized the southern part of Colombia late in the 14th century a bit prior to the arrival of the Spanish.
Land and farms are communal and the town is governed by a “cabildo”, or a group of elders who make sure that the communities ancestral laws and traditions are upheld.
Our current Colombian bean is produced by Alberto Pajimuy, who has been an active member of the Inga indigenous community in Aponte for sometime, but just recently started growing coffee. The intense flavors of this coffee are largely impacted by perfect cherry selection, good processing and ideal weather conditions for specialty coffee production at Alberto’s farm.