Samarey is an entrepreneurial coffee farm located in La Unión, Nariño, Colombia, it was started by Gabiel and Karen a couple with years of experience in the industry. Gabriel Rey started in the coffee world 20 years ago, sourcing and commercializing coffee in the Nariño region of Colombia. Gabriel and his wife Karen, a certified Q-grader, later opened the independent coffee shop Nariño Express, where they sold only the highest quality hand-selected coffee from the region.
As they continued to develop their quality model, the couple decided they wanted to be involved in every step of the production process. In 2011 they started the Samarey farm, today they are also roasting the coffee on-site to serve in their coffee shops. The expertise and care that has gone into every step of production are evident in the excellent results.
Samarey continues to innovate and dedicates 10% of their land to experiment with new varietals and harvesting methods.
ABOUT THE ESTATE
Varietals: Castillo, Caturra, Colombia
Altitude: 1.650 m.a.s.l.
Farm Area: 5 hectares
Process: Natural, Washed
Drying Method: Sun-dried
MEET THE GROWER - MEET OUR PRODUCER PARTNER
The Reyes is an extremely close-knit family with two daughters in high school who always join Karen for coffee events. Gabriel is a leader in the Nariño department and manages internationally-funded projects for driving innovation in coffee quality.