Colombia El Indio
Elevation: 1500 - 2150 MASL
Notes: Plum, Mango, Rum and Raisin Chocolate
It has been a little while since we had a natural Colombian on hand the last time. This time around, we have managed to secure ourselves a great example of a good natural processed Colombian coffee!
This coffee is an accumulated outcome of a program called El Indio, whereby small-farmer holders in Planadas will look after their own cultivation, harvest, milling and processing under strict guidance from the team at Cofinet. After the harvest, the coffee cherries are sorted and sun-dried on raised beds until ideal moisture content is achieved. After all this, the finished products will gather at ASOPEP to be combined and exported or sold locally.
ASOPEP (Asociación de Productores Agropecuarios de Café Especial de Planadas) is an co-operative association with over 175 farmers that looks after most of coffee production in Planadas, Tolima. Formed in 2003, it worked to combine a few co-operatives that were in the area in order to strengthen the quality and production to represent themselves stronger on the international market.
This remarkable coffee is full of ripe purple fruits like plum and blueberry, alongside a tropical punch (no-pun intended) reminiscent of mango and a long-lasting linger of rum and raisin chocolate!