Pineapple, Apricot and Caramel
Planadas municipality is located in the Tolima department. Its weather conditions make it an ideal area to grow high-quality coffee. 95% of coffees are grown in low temperatures which produces a higher sugar concentration during the ripening process, resulting in a sweeter and more complex cup profile.
Most of the population are ex-combatants from armed groups. What is remarkable is that after the peace agreement was signed, they started to work with coffee with some associations. Both ASOPEP and ASCISP are a great example of such associations. ASOPEP works with 167 farmers and ASCISP is formed by 66 coffee families. ASOPEP has supported and assisted their coffee farmers' community to work towards quality incentivizing them to use organic practices. As result, our producers have managed to certify their coffee as organic thanks to the ASOPEP 's support.
- Region: Asociación de Productores Ecológicos de Planadas
- Farm/Mill: La Laguna
- Variety: Caturra, Castillo and Typica
- Process: Washed
- Altitude: 1400 - 2150 masl
- Harvest: April-July 2022
- Roast Date: March 2023