Tasting Notes: Yellow Plum, Grape, Apple
Variety: Castillo, Typica, Caturra
Origin: Tolima, Colombia
Producers: Planadas Small-holders
Planadas is a community in the Tolima department of Colombia with several small and medium-sized producers that grow Castillo, Typica, and Caturra beans. Many of the producers in Planadas are young and own their own land, which is great to see. They are enthusiastic about the future of specialty coffee in the region and are investing premiums in new processing facilities and quality control measures. Tolima gets a lot of rain, so many farmers are employing parabolic drying equipment to keep moisture consistent in their crops. Unlike the neighboring department of Huila, Tolima generally only has one coffee harvest per year - which is why seeing their coffee is a little less common - which makes us even more excited about this lot!
We think Planadas has a really clean profile, reminiscent of fruits like yellow plums, apples, and green grapes that combines great juicy qualities with just the right amount of tartness and sweetness to balance things out. It's a great cup from a great region and we look forward to more coffees from Planadas in future seasons - but for now - drink up!