tasting notes: DRIED FIG - YELLOW PLUM - CHOCOLATE
location: PLANADAS, TOLIMA
variety: CATURRA, CASTILLO
process: FULLY WASHED
elevation (MASL): 1650-2100
COLOMBIA Cosmic Goose
Tolima is the third-largest coffee-producing region of Colombia and accounts for 12% of the country's annual production. Located in west-central Colombia, this region is fully inscribed by the Andean mountains and the Magdalena river basin, making it rather remote and challenging to access.
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 week, as the bean goes from 60% moisture content to 11%.