Cupping Notes: Chocolate, caramel, nutty; winey acidity, and a medium body
Altitude: 1400-1800 MASL
Varieties: Caturra, Castillo, Colombia
The city of Popayán is the capital of the state of Cauca, in the southern half of Colombia. The surrounding coffee region is on the plateau where the Andes mountain range reaches southern Colombia from Ecuador. From there, the Andes breaks into the three separate mountain ranges that cross the country from south to north. The Cauca and Popayan plateau is at an average of 1,600 meters above sea level and includes the neighboring Purace volcano, which has over time has produced the region's rich soil.