The El Obraje Estate is situated in the Nariño Department of South Western Colombia, bordering Ecuador and the Pacific Ocean. The region's geography is ideal for high grown Arabica coffee cultivation, with the El Obraje estate, in particular, at an impressive 2000m above sea level. Estate owner, Pablo Guerrero, originally a bean and wheat farmer, was one of the first growers to pioneer coffee cultivation in this region. The area, since, has become heavily coffee-focused, with thousands of small holder coffee producing families. At the cupping table, the Blanchard's Coffee Roasting Co. team has been consistently impressed by the Colombia El Obraje. Colombian coffees tend to feature a mouth-watering juiciness, and the El Obraje does have that quality, but it is secondary to deep, rich, raisin sweetness combined with a baking spice note. The coffee is jammy and reminiscent of chess pie, with a lingering, sweet aftertaste.
The Colombia El Obraje is an exceptionally drinkable coffee no matter what brew method is used. Automatic drip coffee makers work well with this coffee, while hand pour methods like Hario V60, Chemex, and Kalita Wave will bring out even more complexity of flavor.