- Floral, Apple, Chocolate
- Pasto, Tangua area
- El Obraje
- Pablo Andres Guerrero
- Caturra, 100% Arabica
- We roast and ship the coffees from Tuesday to Thursday. Please give your order by Tuesday to get your coffee shipped on the same week.
Hacienda El Obraje has been in Pablo’s family for many years and originally produced wheat and other grains. When Pablo first began planting coffee in 2000, he grew traditional, conventional coffee and did not have a mill. By 2009, he had built a facility to process his own coffee and entered into the specialty coffee market.
The climate and terrain of Obraje are major contributing factors to its coffee’s unique cup profile. Temperatures vary greatly in a day, from 32 degrees Celsius at noon to 8 degrees or less at night. In the rainy season, the humidity is high and it is nearly impossible to dry coffee on raised beds. Initially, planting shade trees would have been disadvantageous given the humidity, as they would have trapped too much moisture and caused diseases, but the coffee has adapted to its conditions and Obraje now has low-density shade trees planted along with coffee trees.
Obraje is located near many volcanic mountains and the rocky soil is filled with minerals.
The hundred-hectare Hacienda El Obraje is a truly stunning property in the mountains of the Nariño department, with coffee planted on the slopes descending to a river valley. The transition from apple orchard to coffee estate began as a challenge, but has proven to be a rewarding venture. Pablo’s background in architecture leads him to approach coffee from both passionate and pragmatic angles, applying planting and processing strategies designed for long term farm health.
We roasted this coffee for filter use.
We roast and ship the coffees from Tuesday to Thursday. Please give your order by Tuesday to get your coffee shipped on the same week.