Colombia Emeterio Nazarith


Tasting Notes: honey sweetness, berry acidity, maple finish


Emeterio’s parents taught him how to grow and harvest coffee when he was a child. The lessons were
the same ones passed on to his parents from generations past when the first members of his family
settled in what is today Comedulce, a remote coffee-growing enclave in one of Colombia’s most volatile
regions. For this reason, it comes as no surprise where Emeterio’s passion for the crop comes from.

“Coffee has given me the best opportunities for progress,” says Emeterio, a fourth-generation coffee
farmer. Only a decade ago, Emeterio began to learn about specialty coffee, motivated by the increased
pay for a more significant investment of effort and work. He saw in it an opportunity to challenge himself
to perfect the processes his parents taught him and, in turn, to challenge himself to let his coffee do that
talking for his community. Ever since, he has been dedicated in heart and mind to his crop and is
happiest among his trees. At 1950 MASL, the sweetness in the cup represents his community’s coffee
profile, although there is more complexity in the cup. He has invested in new varietals and has improved
the processing methods of his Castillo and Colombia varietals, implementing techniques like natural and
honey processing to enhance the coffee’s sweetness and body.

Emeterio’s journey is not without its challenges. The community’s mindset, shaped by scarce opportunities
and years of conflict, has taken its toll on the local coffee culture. Yet, Emeterio remains unwavering in
his belief in the transformative power of coffee in their community and promising growth for other
farmers in the community, too. His resilience is a beacon of hope, inspiring others to persevere in the
face of adversity.

Emeterio’s dreams extend far beyond his own farm. He envisions a future where other farmers will see
their coffee farms more as small businesses than simply as a commodity to be sold in town. His vision is
for a more developed community, benefiting individual farmers and the community on the whole. This
future, filled with promise and optimism, is within reach, and Emeterio’s journey is a testament to the
potential for growth and development in the community.


  • Producer: Emeterio Nazarith
  • Department: Cauca
  • Municipality: Suárez
  • Farm: Finca Las Palmas
  • Altitude: 1950 MASL
  • Variety: Castillo
  • Process: Fully Washed

Additional information

Weight12 oz

2 oz., 12 oz., 5 lb.

Whole Bean or Ground?

Whole Bean, Ground