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Pillar - COLOMBIA EL INDIO – ESPRESSO

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Colombia

El Indio

Tolima region

1550-2150 masl

Caturra

Natural

Blackberry, rum, and raisin.

In the cup: Full of juicy surprises this coffee will transport you back to the holidays. Decadent flavours reminiscent of sweet and sticky spiced Christmas pud, this coffee is easy to brew with poised balance and sweetness.

The producers: This coffee is produced by the ASOPEP members. The association is made up of 175 coffee farming families. Farmers deliver selective hand-picked cherries to the ASOPOP association. Here cherries are hand sorted, fermented, and placed on raised beds to dry. Moisture readings are taken and coffee is dried until it reaches an 11% moisture content.

Did you say Colombian Natural?! There are a great many factors that influence processing and the choices farmers and producers make in determining from the vast number of processing methods which will prove best for their region circumstance and lot of coffee. The greatest and overarching of all is environmental. Quite simply if your coffee grows in a region with less rainfall a processing method like fully washed will prove difficult and not very cost-effective. Secondly but by no means less important is the farm setup and infrastructure as changes to processing methods can prove prohibitively expensive. There is also security in processing methods that are known and intergenerational techniques evolve and develop with its people and its culture. Experimentation in processing can create market differentiation and appeal however this does come with increased risk. This is the final reason a natural such as this is so rare coming out of Tolima—Changing or experimenting with processing methods produces results that are ultimately unknown and interest in the specialty coffee market may not eventuate. Fortunately, this coffee was worth all the risk and has paid off in a uniquely refreshing, and moreish way. It’s unlike anything we’ve ever had.

The region: Tolima is a famous region renowned for its high coffee production—accounting for 12% of Colombia's annual production. Not only this Tolima also produces coffee that is of consistently high quality and has been represented in Cup of Excellence along with every single competition run by the Colombian Coffee Federation.