In the beginning of the 60’s, the International Coffee Organization (ICO) established an identity code for each exporting country that, followed by the exporters code and the loading/shipping number, is stamped since then in each bag of coffee. As a small tribute to the history of the bag of coffee, Cafés El Magnífico wants to contribute perpetuating this traditional numeration.
ABADES Federation
Small producers
1.600 – 2.000 masl
Caturra, Bourbon and Typica
0, 22 € / cup.


From 7,00 to 28,00

Do you know what it costs you a quality coffee prepared at home?
Using 8 grs. (customary measure) drink a cup of this extraordinary coffee for 0.22 €.
The Abades Federation is a collective of small coffee producer associations. For this coffee, several microlots from members’s farms around the town of Samaniego are collected. The market opening for producers in the region impelled them to create this collective, along with their self determination and organization.

Both the town and the coffee lands surrounding it have been subject to great violence and as a result, the community has been caught in the crossfire for a long time between the FARC and the paramilitaries.

As a result, the ABADES Federation is run by an elected group of representatives from each individual community. The majority of the board are women, and women in general have been the leaders and innovators in this community for some time. While many men have left or been lost because of the conflict, the women have been running the farms and raising their families.
All coffee on the farm is handpicked. The cherries are taken to the wet mill where they are pulped and transferred to a fermentation tank, this process lasts 16 hours. After fermentation, the coffee goes through washing channels where it is washed manually. In this process the coffee becomes completely clean (without mucilage). The last step is to take it to the drying patio and scatter it in thin layers. All the Abades coffee is sundried.
Tomato jam, raisins and cocoa powder fragrance. Toast with marmalade aroma. Medium body, juicy, sweet like cane sugar and baked fruit. Vibrant acidity (not citric).
Nariño is the southernmost province of Colombia, bordered by Ecuador and home to thousands of small coffee producing families. The three chains of Andean mountains of Colombia converge in Nariño, presenting ideal altitudes and fertile soils for the production of high Arabica. It is necessary to emphasize that its rough slopes allow that, in a relatively short distance, different temperatures occur during the day.

This peculiarity presents different local eco-climates and microclimates that give suitable conditions for coffee cultivation in terms of availability of water, temperature, solar radiation and wind regime. Its proximity to the equator, about 1 degree to the north, makes warm and humid winds from the bottom of the valleys rise at night, allowing coffee to rise to heights reaching extreme altitudes, some more than 2.300 meters above sea level!

This area of production presents solar radiation of 1.660 hours on average during the year, rain cycles of 1.860 mm, soils with a high content of organic matter that make possible the cultivation of coffee at great heights and temperatures on average of 19°C. Most of the farms have shade, certifications of sustainability and much appreciation, respect and love for nature.

The particular geography of Nariño and its proximity to coastal and land borders has historically transformed it into a corridor for illicit trade routes, resulting in unjustified violence against the residents of remote mountain farms. Nowadays, thanks to the particularly resilient and intrepid spirit of Nariño coffee growers, the small region is a respected nucleus in coffee innovation.

Salvador Sans participated as judge in the 8th edition of the Cup of Excellence of Colombia held in San Juan de Pastos, in Nariño - 2010. He is pleased to confirm that his personal assessment matched with the verdict of the jury and his favourite coffees were prized with the distinction "Presidential Awards". If you would like to know more about this region Salvador has more details about his Nariño trip in Cafés el Magnífico blog.