Colombia Planadas Fairtrade Organic is an instant favourite. This Fairtrade certified organic coffee comes from the region of Planadas. It is a generous coffee, with its smooth mouth feel and great body; featuring tastes of sweet cacao with hints of fruit and raisins. It is versatile, perfect for all levels of roasting experience.
ALTITUDE (MASL): 1,650-2,100
NOTES: SWEET CACAO WITH HINTS OF FRUIT (PINEAPPLE, RED APPLE, PAPAYA) AND RAISINS
CUPPING SCORE: 86 PTS
A country of unique geography that produces some of the highest quality coffee in the world. Colombia has the perfect growing conditions for coffee; a mild climate, volcanic soil, high altitudes, year-round production and prime amounts of sun and rain. For 200 years Colombia has been exporting their famous 100% arabica coffee and remain one of the largest producing nations. The production of coffee is a team effort, with nearly half a million small farms working together to supply the world with delicious coffee that tends to have a bright acidity and a medium body. One last thing we love about Colombian farmers, is the extra care they take by “cherry picking” over the more favored strip picking by machine. A tree is examined every 10 days and only the ripe cherries are hand-picked.
REGION: Planadas, Tolima
Planadas is the primary growing region in the broader region of Tolima, recognized for producing some of the finest coffee in Colombia. Remotely located in the Andean Mountains, Planadas is one of the most beautiful municipalities in Tolima and home to hard working and passionate people. The higher altitudes, closer to the equator, yield coffees that are higher in acidity and distinguishable by their fruity sweetness.
The Asociación Emprender de Productos Agrícolas y pecuarios Los Mangos (ASEMPROGROPE) is a co-op focused on quality product and quality of life for its producers and their families. Another priority is gender equality and supporting women in coffee. Lead by a board of directors with 80% of the positions held be women, the c0-op invests in infrastructure, education, certifications and practices to overall improve their coffee and community. In the last 15 years of their operation, they became certified Fairtrade organic and have grown to include 68 small producers.
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