Our staple DARK roast that will bring you back to life!
Specialty Grade, Fairly Traded, Organic Colombian Coffee.
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 incorporated in 2013 and currently has 42 members. It’s an excited and conscientious group of producers who came together with the goal of finding new markets for their coffees and creating 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 certified Fairtrade and Organic.Association members cultivate Caturra, Colombia, Típica and Castillo between 1,500-1,800 masl. For this Excelso EP, after the harvest, cherries are pulped in a machine pulper and fermented for 18 to 24 hours. Then, beans are washed, wet milled and dried on patios for approximately 15 days. Finally, the beans are dried for a short time in a mechanical dryer, to ensure consistency.
Cupping notes: Citrus, caramel and milk chocolate; bright acidity, creamy body
FTO Colombian "Resurrection" 1lb Bag
Choosing Fair Trade Certified products ensures farmers get a fair deal. It helps keep their kids in school, improve their communities, protect the enviroment and grow the best products possible for you.
* Organic farmers do not use harmful or super-toxic chemicals on their coffee crops. The coffee that you drink is as “clean” as possible. This means you are not putting dangerous pesticides or insecticides into your body each morning.
* The lack of pesticides do not destroy the soil, a critical factor in the nutritional value of all organic food.
* Most organic coffee is shade-grown and this directly impacts taste. According to Silvia Covelli, CEO of True Origin Organics and a member of the Organic Coffee Collaboration, “the best tasting coffees are the ones that are shade-grown. This is because coffee is a very aromatic plant and absorbs all the flavors and aromas from surrounding trees, such as plantains, cacao and fruits. The exotic aromas come out when not exposed to chemicals.”