REGION: Bolivar FARM: Co-Op FARMER: Caficosta Co-op
VARIETAL: Castillo ALTITUDE: 1500 M PROCESS: Washed ROAST: Medium | Light
This Colombian reveals a pleasant aroma of chocolate, lime and herbaceous quality. The first sip has an upfront lime flavor that cools to a clean lemon verbena quality. As the cup cools, this coffee reveals a nectarine flavor. For the aftertaste, there is a slight floral and sugar cane quality. This Washed Processed coffee offers a bright acidity and a smooth mouthfeel.
Coffee for Peace in Colombia is an alliance of coffee farmers and market allies created to develop, facilitate and promote the trade of traceable coffees from historic conflict zones in Colombia.
Times are Changing - Colombia is in the middle of a historic peace process, after fifty plus years of conflict. The success of this monumental task rests not only on the political will of the government of Colombia and former rebels, but also on the willingness of the international community to support Colombia economically during this transition. For the thousands of farmers who live in post-conflict regions of Colombia, this is an opportunity to leave behind the violence of the past, where production of illicit crops was the norm, and embrace a peaceful future through the production of specialty coffee.
We Support Peace - In the regions of Antioquia, Bolivar, Caqueta, Cauca, Meta and Valle, Coffee for Peace in Colombia initiative is seeking to make specialty coffee a key component in the transition to peace. Through targeted technical training to improve coffee quality, as well as market linkages, thousands of coffee farmers are tapping into specialty markets, thereby increasing their incomes and helping to sustain the fragile peace process.
Coffee has been a faithful companion of Colombia for more than 350 years. Today it continues to support the construction of a new future for the coffee farmers.