104 | Los Meneses

Producer
Ramon Castillo
Description
TBA
Process
Washed
Varietals
Caturra, F4
Region
Nariño
Elevation
2,200 meters
Position
At origin – ETA October, 2022
Warehouse
Continental, New Jersey
At 2,200 meters above sea level, Los Meneses is in the clouds. This elevation has allowed Ramon to produce healthy Caturra trees as the cooler climate helps protect the plants from common diseases. However, in his 40 years at the farm, he remembers a time when it was too cold to grow coffee. The family focused on producing potatoes, cilantro, celery, and yuca. As time progressed, and temperatures started to warm up, they were able to start cultivating coffee as well. In addition to the Caturra trees, Ramon also produces the F4 varietal.
For Ramon, the biggest step towards further improving the quality of his coffee is upgrading his drying facility.