Tolima, Colombia has been known more for violence in recent decades than specialty coffee. That narrative is changing with the dedicated work of producer groups like ASOPEP which has, against all odds, become one of the most professionalized cooperatives in the region offering consistent, world-class coffees year after year. Not content with just producing excellent coffee, ASOPEP is also a force for good in the region. In an effort to continue evolving our relationship with ASOPEP we are now offering this 100% women-produced ethyl acetate decaffeinated lot from the cooperative.
Lighter roast styles produced notes of cherry, vanilla, almond brittle, and maple with a syrupy body and restrained acidity. With darker roasts the body became heavier and sugars further caramelized, exhibiting notes of marzipan, pipe tobacco, dark chocolate, and molasses.
Elevation: 1600-1950 MASL
Cultivar: Castillo, Caturra, Colombia
Tasting Notes: Tobacco, Dark Chocolate, Molasses