Available at Mississauga (ON) only
REGION: Planadas, Tolima
SUB-REGION: San Pedro, Gaitania
PRODUCER: ASCI'SP Cooperative
CERTIFICATIONS: FTO, Organic
GRADE: Excelso, EP
VARIETALS: Caturra, tabia, typica, castillo
DRYING METHOD: Dry fermented, dried on enclosed mesh beds (marquesina) and open elevated patios (elba).
GRAIN PRO: Yes
BAG SIZE: 70kg
CUPPING NOTES: Bright, cherry, lemon, peach, dark chocolate
This is an Organic certified Excelso EP grade coffee from the ASCI'SP Cooperative located in Gaitania in the Tolima region of Colombia. ASCI'SP stands for the Asociación Indigena de Caficultores Orgánicos de San Pedro. Founded in 2014, ASCI'SP now has 80 members and cultivates 207 hectares of land collectively. ASCI'SP exists to benefit the indigenous Nasa We'sx group that inhabits the San Pedro vereda, south of Gaitania, Tolima. The Nasa people have great respect for the land they inhabit and cultivate everything organically, leaving as much native flora intact as possible as a matter of principal. The association has helped coffee growers on the reserve to improve agricultural practices and maintain organic and fair trade certifications that the members would have been unable to access independently. The association's local quality analysis function also helps members receive a premium for cup quality, in addition to physical quality and certifications, something not available to most growers. Growing altitude for this lot is between 1600 and 2000 masl and varieties harvested include Caturra, Typica, as well as small amounts of Castillo and Tabi. Coffees are Dry fermented before drying on enclosed mesh beds (marquesina) and open elevated patios (elba).