COLOMBIA ORGANIC TOLIMA LA EXCELENCIA – 30362 – GrainPro Bags – SPOT RCWHSE

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Flavor Profile Pomegranate, raspberry, coconut, cacao nib

Please Note This coffee landed more than 8 months ago.

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About this coffee

Grower

Asociación Multiactiva de Productores café Excelencia de Ataco Tolima (Café Excelencia)

Altitude

1250 – 1826 masl

Variety

Caturra, Castillo, and Colombia

Soil

Clay minerals

Region

Ataco, Tolima, Colombia

Process

Fully washed and dried in the sun

Harvest

April- June | November- January

Certification

Organic

Coffee Background

Background
For many years Tolima has remained hidden in plain sight between other well-known coffee growing regions because armed conflict and coca leaf production isolated small coffee producers and exposed them to high rates of violence. As conflict has subsided in recent years, locally organized associations have taken the lead in creating market access for their coffee.
Sourcing details
This traceable blend with a vibrant regional profile comes from an association called Asociación Multiactiva de Productores café Excelencia de Ataco Tolima (Café Excelencia), which has 84 producers with small farms in the municipalities of Ataco. Each producer has their own micro-mill where they carefully harvest cherries, depulp, ferment, wash and gently dry the parchment on raised beds. Their impeccable farm management and post-harvest practices culminate into a clean and consistent blend. But there are also just enough differences from farm to farm to create a rich complexity of flavors.
The Exporter
An export company called Mastercol provides crucial logistical support for things like warehousing and milling coffee for export to the international market, which provides better income for everyone to reinvest in their farms and strengthen their families’ livelihoods.