COLOMBIA FT-USA ORGANIC TOLIMA MULTICOOP – 32654-2 – 70.1 kg GrainPro Bags – SPOT DUPUYHOU

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Flavor Profile Citrus, Floral, Milk chocolate, Caramel

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About this coffee

Grower

379 smallholder farmers organized around the Cooperativa Multiactiva de Asociaciones Agropecuarias del Tolima (MULTICOOP)

Altitude

1500 – 2200 masl

Variety

Castillo, Caturra, Catimor, Colombia, Geisha, and Tabi

Soil

Clay minerals

Region

Planadas, Rio Blanco, and Chaparral, Tolima, Colombia

Process

Fully washed and dried in the sun

Harvest

October - December

Certification

Fair Trade (FT FLO/USA) | Organic

Coffee Background

Regional details

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 producer’s coffee.

Sourcing details

This traceable blend with a vibrant regional profile comes from an association called Cooperativa Multiactiva de Asociaciones Agropecuarias del Tolima (Multicoop), which has 379 producers with small farms in the municipalities of Planadas, Rioblanco and Chaparral.  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.