Colombia Narino GERARDO MENESES ZAMBRANO - ESPRESSO - START Roast Date 17 January 2020
- Nice clean cup Narino styled
- Green apple and red berry acidity
- A light umami touch at the finish
Variety: 100% Castillo
Altitude: around 1650 masl
Importer: 32 Cup Coffee Merchants
We bought the coffee because it was very tasty. And it was only later that i heard the great story behind it..
Don GERARDO MENESES ZAMBRANO is now in his 80s, but he has worked in coffee from the age of 5. He combined schoolwork with work on the farm when he was young, but his true passion was always agriculture. At the age of 13, he devoted himself entirely to coffee production, and he hasn’t looked back.
He and his wife have been married, now, for over 60 years, and she has helped him build his farm and home. Their 9 children have moved into a wide range of professions, but they were all educated, he notes, through coffee!
Today Don Gerardo is renowned throughout the region for his knowledge and innovation. He helped to found Coop Coomerciacafe, which focuses on promoting specialty coffee in Nariño. He even recently won a ‘Hero of Coffee’ award for his contributions to the Nariño coffee sector.