El Tambo / Colombia
Melon / Black Cherry / Semisweet ChocolateRegular price $16.50
ASMUCAFE Stands for Associación de Uribe, an organization of women farmers and landowners in El Tambo, a municipality within Cauca. The women’s mission as an association is to improve their families’ quality of life through coffee farming and to contribute positively to their community by working together and sharing resources, knowledge, and support. “Our work is determined by our values such as responsibility, honesty, commitment, respect, solidarity, and competitiveness” they say.
|Flavor Notes:||Melon / Black Cherry / Semisweet Chocolate|
|Farm Name:||Various Smallholders|
|Region:||El Tambo, Cuace|
|Varieties:||Castillo / Columbia
The coffee, all of which is Castillo or Colombia variety, is picked as a purple (Castillo) or bright red (Colombia) cherry, and undergoes a somewhat unusual “double” fermentation process, as the women describe it. First, the cherries are left in the loading hoppers for 14 hours. Then they are de-pulped in the afternoon and evening hours and placed into traditional open fermentation tanks for another 10 hours. They are then washed three to four times before being dried either in parabolic dryers or out in the sun for 8–12 days.