Colombia La Esperanza

  • From Nariño’s provincial capital city, Pasto, with a belly full of spit-roasted cuy, I climbed in the back seat of a car and listened to a displaced Italian sing along to Colombian radio for several hours as we traversed the flanks of the Galeras volcano. At the furthest reaches of the road, we made our way into a box canyon up a dirt doubletrack to meet a man named Olmedo Chaves, and put our feet on the soil of Finca La Esperanza. The air was crisp as we walked around the picturesque farm and praised the unassuming owner for his excellent coffee. This is a very high-grown lot of washed coffee, dried in a simple greenhouse to escape the moist mountain mornings.









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