Reserva Volcánica Galeras 2.200 Nariño
Buesaco - Colombian Coffee.
The story begins in the high mountains of Nariño Colombia, 4.276 meter over the pacific ocean. Here, bordering the equatorial line lies the most active volcano in Colombia. Volcan Galeras. The Spanish conquistadors, who arrived at this region in the beginning of the XVI century named it these way because the silhouette at the top of the Volcano resembled the galleys, ( Galeras ) a type of ship used by the Spaniards that was propelled mainly by rowing.
The first Historical eruption was recorded on December 7, 1580 but has been active for at least a million years. Activity at low levels has continued at Galeras, constantly dusting nearby villages with ash. The capital of Nariño, San Juan de Pasto is located on the eastern slope of Galeras and its geology is a bi product of centuries of geomaterial deposits.
Coffee can be grown on lots of soils but the ideal type are fertile volcanic soils also known as Andisols. What makes this territory so fertile is how young or immature the soils are as they still retain many of the elements that were present during the formation of the rock.
25 km from the capital we find the province of Buesaco. A small community at 2.200 msnm formed by 25.700 people that acquired their name from the "Buisacos" an ethnical group that resided in this territory at the time the Spanish conquistadores landed.