Flavor Notes: Butterscotch Candy, Vanilla, Black Cherry
Origin: ASOPAP CO-OP, Tolima, Colombia
Altitude: 2065 MASL
Varieties/Cultivars: Typica, Tabi, Caturra
Certifications: USDA Organic
Roast Level: Medium
We are extremely excited to be one of the first roasters to showcase this special micro-lot from the Luis Duran farm, La Pradera, and one of the founding members of the Asopap Co-op in Tolima Colombia.
Coffee runs deep for Luis and his family. Luis’ parents were also coffee farmers, and Luis has passed this tradition down to his 3 children. Together with his son Edilson, they have been experimenting with their micro-lots by using innovative processing techniques and prolonged fermentation. This micro-lot has been collected by hand and fermented in the cherry for 48 hours. Then the coffee is de-pulped and fermented for an additional 12 hours. Before the final process of drying the beans, they are slightly washed and undergo an anaerobic fermentation for another 60 hours.
Asopap Co-op is a group of 40 young and determined producers located in Planadas, Tolima. Luis’s son Edilson plays an important role as the administrator for Asopap by tracking all coffee produced by its members. This allows him to maintain meticulous records which helps provide insights into statistics, traceability, and data-driven innovation.
Here is a picture of Luis Duran hand-picking coffee cherries on his farm La Pradera.