Starbucks has relaunched Colombia Nariño Supremo coffee in participating stores in the US and Canada, as well as online for a limited time.

This coffee first debuted as a single-origin coffee in 1990. Starbucks' vice-president of global coffee and tea quality of roastery operations Andrew Linnemann said: “When I started working at Starbucks in 1993, the first coffee I tasted was Colombia Nariño Supremo.

“I can still remember the heady aroma, along with the richness and depth in the cup. I never thought a coffee could be so exotic and memorable.”

Colombia Nariño Supremo is a medium-bodied coffee featuring herbal and bittersweet chocolate notes and offers a walnut-like finish, which is distinctive to the region of Nariño.

The coffee is the second drink in Starbucks’ new series of single-origin beverages and is claimed to be 100% C.A.F.E. Practices, verified by an independent third-party to ensure that coffee is grown as per the company’s economic, social, and environmental standards.

"Nariño’s signature flavor is nutty and herbal."

Linnemann added: “Nariño’s signature flavor is nutty and herbal, but when those tastes are enhanced with a juicy, mouthwatering acidity, it gives what a local exporter describes as a ‘special kick. We love that kick!”

Colombia Nariño Supremo comes from the Nariño region in southwest Colombia and Supremo refers to the coffee bean of superior size.

Located between the Amazon basin and the Andes Mountains, the product grows at elevations around 6,000ft.

Due to Nariño’s proximity to the coast and active volcanoes, its soil has a high percentage of organic material, which provides ideal conditions for coffee trees to grow.


Image: Starbucks introduces Colombia Nariño Supremo coffee for a limited time period in US and Canada. Photo: courtesy of Starbucks Corporation.