Our Uphill Grind is a dark roast for those who like their coffee to grab them and go! Narino is a heavy bodied bean with a medium acidity. Big Gear roasts this bean to a darker, full city + roast for those who like to a really bold (but NOT burnt!) cup of coffee. Uphill makes a great espresso!
The highest-grown coffee in Colombia is cultivated in Nariño, a small region bordering Ecuador and the Pacific Ocean. Coffee from Nariño can be cultivated at such extreme altitudes (up to 2,300 meters ASL) because it is just one degree north of the equator. Its proximity to the Equator, the amount of hours of sun per day, and huge temperature changes between day and night give Nariño its distinctive flavor. Farms in Nariño are the smallest in Colombia, with an average size under 1 hectare. Because growers have such small lots, they're intensely dedicated to improving their coffee quality and yields.