COLOMBIA FTO TOLIMA ASPRASAR GRAINPRO

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Flavor Profile Black cherry, tangerine, chocolate

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About this coffee

Grower

Asociación de Productores Agropecuarios de Santa Rosa (ASPRASAR) | 67 members

Altitude

1700 – 1900 masl

Variety

Caturra, Castillo, and Colombia

Soil

Clay minerals

Region

Saldaña, Herrera and Rio Blanco, Tolima, Colombia

Process

Fully washed and dried in the sun

Harvest

May-Septiembre

Certification

Fair Trade | Organic

Coffee 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. This traceable blend with a vibrant regional profile comes from an association called Asociación de Productores Agropecuarios de Santa Rosa (ASPRASAR), which has 67 producers with small farms in the municipalities of Herrera and Rio Blanco. 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. 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.