El obraje, nariño

It’s not often that you find yourself sipping on a cup of coffee, the beans of which originated 2250 metres above sea level beside an active volcano, but this month we managed to get our mitts on such a bag. Crafthouse Coffee’s Colombia El Obraje, is one of the rarest Geisha varieties of coffee bean you’re likely to drink. The position of the plantation is unique not just because of the active volcano next door, but the lack of neighbouring plantations due to the belief that the spot is outside of the ‘coffee belt’. The results are an extremely complex cup with a floral Jasmine and black tea aroma with notes of raspberry, peach and blackcurrant. For the sake of our morning cup, we’re hoping that volcano remains calm.EJ