Notes: Citrus, caramel, and milk chocolate; bright, creamy body.
Origin: Tolima, Planadas
Variety: Caturra, Colombia, Castilla, Tipica
Elevation: 1,500 – 1,800 m.a.s.l.
Process: Washed and dried on patios and in dryers.
The ASOBRIS producer association (or Asociacion de Productores Agricolas Ecologicos y Pecuarios Brisas del Quebradon) reaches 25 villages in the municipality of Planadas, at the foot of the snow-peaked Nevado del Huila, the highest volcano in Colombia.
The association was incorporated in 2013 and currently has 42 members. It’s an excited and conscientious group of producers who came together to find new markets for their coffees and create strategic alliances to improve social conditions for their members and communities. Further, they strive to increase their productivity and competitiveness through good agricultural practices and to implement and develop projects with sustainable approaches.
The cooperative is Fairtrade and Organic certified.
Association members cultivate Caturra, Colombia, Típica, and Castillo between 1,500-1,800 masl. For this Excelso EP, cherries are pulped in a machine pulper after the harvest and fermented for 18 to 24 hours. Then, beans are washed, wetly milled, and dried on patios for approximately 15 days. Finally, the beans are dried quickly in a mechanical dryer to ensure consistency.