Recommended Brew Method: Cafetiere, Filter, Stovetop

Roast: Medium

 

Country: Colombia 

Region: Planados

District: La Cumbra

Altitude: 1600-2000 masl 

Variety: Catuura,Bourbon &Typica

Process: Washed 

Season: 2020

 

Planados Tolima is one of the most isolated coffee
producing regions of Colombia located in the Central
Colombia Andes mountains of Tolima nestling between
the vast Parques Nacionales Natural Nevado and the
Parque Nacional Natural Cordillera De Los Pichachos
Andes Mountain ranges. With very limited access, other
than through the town of Coyaima, mainly dirt road with
conditions permitting, it is a 12-hour road trip from Ibague
the province capital.

The area falls in the middle of the conflict zone for many
years controlled by the FARC; a forgotten region left to the
discretion of the people to basically fend for themselves,
having to comply with the rules or law's set by the FARC,
restricted to selling their crops to either the FNC or local
trilladora’s and receiving at best only commercial prices

At these altitude’s of 1600/2000 is where the real
high-quality Specialties are found; the terra enriched in
volcanic soils, numerous fresh mountains streams.

Profiles: The coffees are rich in flavour, notes of
red/yellow fruits, herbs, citric and lemon, deep in tense
chocolate and panela, full bodied, and wonderfully
balanced, excellent acidity, with an amazing after taste.
Regional cupping average 85-88 - Coffees are all grown
the artisanal way, fully washed and fermented up to 36
hours, sun dried, only selecting the finest of the beans
when ripe all are hand-selected

The Planadas area represents 48 coffee producing hamlets
representing 6821 small farms ranging from .5 to 6
hectares, renown for producing some of Colombia’s fine