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Colombia Seleccion Planadas

Colombia Seleccion Planadas

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Tasting notes: Milk chocolate and blackberry

This washed lot is produced by 1,042 small growers organized into 23 farmer groups in the subregion of Planadas, South Tolima. These farmers, many of whom continue a family tradition of coffee cultivation, are based at elevations up to 2,050 meters above sea level and grow the varieties Colombia, Castillo, and Caturra.

Planadas is located on the southern tip of the department of Tolima, near the borders with Huila and Cauca. Situated in the foothills of the central mountain range of the Colombian Andes, the region benefits from excellent altitudes, cool temperatures, plentiful sunshine and rain, and rich volcanic soils.

Coffee farmers in Tolima are dedicated and traditional. In some areas, their infrastructure is not as developed as in other regions due to the history of conflict. This region was where FARC guerrilla originated, leading to communities across Tolima experiencing the harshest years of conflict in Colombia. As a result, and despite exceptional growing conditions, many farmers were previously isolated from access to extension services, agricultural inputs, and thriving markets for their coffee.

To process this coffee, cherries are selected, de-pulped, and fermented to break down the mucilage. The coffee is then thoroughly washed and dried in a parabolic greenhouse for between 10 and 18 days, depending on the climatic conditions.

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