The department of Nariño is located in southwest Colombia, between the Pacific Ocean and the Amazonian forest. Its geography is quite unique, with a relief marked by Nudo de los Pastos, which is where the Andes cordillera divides into three mountain ranges.
Some of Colombia’s highest-altitude coffees come from this Nariño region. They are also some of the most complex and impressive. In many regions, producing coffee at such a high altitude is a challenge, but Nariño is quite close to the equator, and its climatic conditions are sufficiently suited to the cultivation of coffee trees.
The region’s landscapes are breathtaking. The terroir is located in the south of the Cauca region. Coffee is able to grow at more extreme altitudes of 2,200 meters, and 36,159 hectares of land are dedicated to coffee production in this area. It is the main source of revenue for the farmers in the region, who produce coffee for export