Colombia Tolima ASOPAP Fairtrade Organic is the product of a small union of coffee producers in Planadas, South Tolima, Colombia. Tolima is the third-largest coffee producing region of Colombia, responsible for 12 percent of the country’s annual production. This rural area is cradled by the Andean mountains and the Magdalena River basin. High elevation and sheltered valley climate result in stunning specialty coffee.
Forty-six farmers in this remote region are organized as the Asociacion de Productores Agropecuarios de Cafes Especiales de Planadas, or ASOPAP. They represent 60 family groups across 11 villages. Democratic representation and organization are the foundational values of the cooperative. ASOPAP empowers growers to make beneficial economic and social decisions that uphold stewardship of their natural environment. To this effect, they educate producers in organic practices and farm management.
Colombia Tolima ASOPAP Fairtrade Organic grows 1,650-2,100 meters above sea level. It is hand-picked at peak maturation. After being pulped, the coffee ferments for 24 to 36 hours before being washed and finally sun dried.
Cupping notes: Sugar cane, citrus fruits, hazelnut, caramel; bright acidity, silky body.