Colombia - Gaitania, Tolima

Colombia - Gaitania, Tolima

Regular price $15.00 Sale

Tasting Notes: Black Cherry, Orange Peel, Almond

 

Location: Gaitania, Tolima, Colombia

Varietal: Caturra, Typica, Castillo

Fermentation: dry, 18-24 hours

Drying: marquesina (enclosed mesh bed)

Elevation: 1600-2000m

Asci'sp exists to benefit the indigenous Nasa We'sx group inhabiting the San Pedro vereda, south of Gaitania, Tolima. The Nasa people have great respect for the land they inhabit and cultivate everything organically and 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. Gaitania is famous for being the birthplace of the FARC, who has had a constant presence in the area for the last 60 years.  While Colombia has recently signed a peace accord with the FARC, the Nasa We'sx people have had one in place for over 20 years, ever since the insurgent group faced the indigenous resistance when they tried to take over the reserve land in the 90's and the opposing groups were able to reach an understanding. Thanks in part to good leadership, vision, and the collective spirit of the Nasa We'sx people, Asci'sp has become an exemplary association in just a few years of existence.