Tolima is the third largest coffee producing region of Colombia and
accounts for 12% of the country's annual production. Located in westcentral
Colombia, this region is fully inscribed by the Andean mountains
and the Magdalena river basin, making it rather remote and challenging
COLOMBIA TOLIMA ASEMPROGROPE is sourced from family-owned
farms organized around Asociación Emprender de Productos Agrícolas y
pecuarios Los Mangos (ASEMPROGROPE), an organization operating
within the municipality of Planadas in the department of Tolima,
Colombia. On average, each producer cultivates coffee on 1.5 hectares
of land and relies on the income from coffee production for a living.
The current president of ASEMPROGROPE is a woman focused on
improving the participation of women in the organization, which currently
boasts a board of directors with 50 per cent of the positions held by women.
These beans are hand washed, sun-dried on the patio (this drying process
produces a nice fruity flavour) and sorted by hand. Sun-drying helps
prevent fermentation and mould. This process takes about one wwek, as
the bean goes from 60% moisture content to 11%.
COLOMBIA Cosmic Goose
tasting notes: Dried Fig - Yellow Plum - Chocolate
location: Planadas, Tolima
variety: Caturra, Castillo
process: Fully washed
elevation (MASL): 1650-2100