ORGANIC COFFEE | COLOMBIA - PASSIFLORA
|Chocolatey||Wild & fruity|
|Mild acidity||Bright acidity|
|Light roast||Dark roast|
Why you'll love this Colombian Organic Coffee
Looking for a super delicious Colombian coffee with a smaller environmental footprint? You've found it!
We are super thrilled about our latest 23 Degrees coffee family member. A fully high-quality traceable micro-regional organic coffee from 20 smallholder farmers of Planadas located on the foothills of the Central Andes in southern Tolima.
Enjoy a balanced cup with green apple, peach, chocolate, and honey.
|Growers:||20 smallholder farmers of the Cedro Alto Coffee Farmer Collective|
|Origin:||Colombia, Tolima, Planadas|
|Varietal:||Caturra, Colombia, Castillo|
|Altitude:||1650 - 2000 MASL|
|Farmer certifications:||Certified Organic
RECOMMENDED BREWING METHODS
We roasted this Colombian coffee to a medium roast level, focussing on its body, chocolate notes and acicity.
Best for brewing at home for espresso, stovetop, AeroPress and plunger coffee. Perfect for drinking with milk.
A better supply chain
We believe good coffee comes from good people and better farming practices. That’s why our passion for coffee runs deeper than the cup profile itself. And we believe, actions speak louder than words. Or in our case, the coffees we purchase attest our fierce advocacy for farmer equity in our supply chain.
Smallholder coffee farmers produce some of the world’s best coffees, yet, are largely unable to access quality and transparency premiums enjoyed by larger coffee farms. Why is that? A single smallholder coffee farmer has simply not the capacity to deal with export documentation, marketing and language skills to reach roasters, enough production to fill up containers, and most importantly the funds to sustain prolonged cash cycles until the coffee is sold.
Through the Cedro Alto, coffee farmers’ collective model, smallholder Colombian coffee farmers combine their high quality coffees to a fully traceable micro-regional. This is good for the farmer, good for you and good for the environment. Why?
Although not a traditional producer cooperative, Cedro Alto facilitates negotiations and logistics between producers and roasters, with the goal of improving market access for smallholder farmers. Under the collective model smallholders have enough scale and reach to market their coffee internationally and attract quality premiums. Without this model, almost all coffee produced by small farmers in this area would be purchased by consolidators at commodity prices based on physical quality, regardless of cup quality.
And lucky for you, you can enjoy the unique terroir profile of a confined area that otherwise would not have reached our roastery to ultimately end up in your cup.
Each coffee that contributed to the micro-regional coffee has been individually quality assessed and the price paid to the smallholders is based on quality premiums and fully traceable.
SUSTAINABLE FARMING PRACTICES
Coffee farms in Tolima are isolated by hours of unpaved roads and rugged mountain ranges of the Central Andes. It is here that is known as the heartland of the FARC, an insurgency that was born in 1964. The FARC controlled this area among many others around Colombia for decades. For too many years, slow-burning war was a part of daily life for people.
Tolima’s isolation and years of conflict meant that small farms continued to cultivate coffee in traditional sustainable farming practices with crop diversity and native shade trees. Sadly, sustainable farming has become increasingly rare in Colombia with an approximately 75% of coffee originating from deforested monoculture. All smallholder farmers of the traceable micro-regional lot are required to comply with strict environmental criteria including shade trees to preserve local the ecosystem and biodiversity.
We are convinced you’ll love this organic Colombian coffee.
Loving organic coffees? Explore our range of organic coffee beans and incorporate a little sustainable habit into your daily life. And of course, 100% delicious.
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