Milk Chocolate | Toffee | Raisin
- Origin: Colombia
- Varieties: Cattura, Typica, Colombia and Castillo
- Altitude: 1600-2000 meters above sea level
- Process: De-pulped, washed and fermented for 24 hours
- Farmers: The ASCI'SP Cooperative
This blend comes from an association of independent producers (The ASCI’SP Cooperative) in the municipality of Planadas in the southern part of Tolima, Colombia. Specifically, the Nasa Wes’x indigenous community of Gaitania, one rich in history and coee. The original inhabitants of this region were Paez, Pijao and Nasa indigenous nations. Before the 2016 peace accord signed by the Colombian government with the FARC, Gaitania had the important designation of being the only community in the country to hold any sort of ocial peace agreement with the armed forces, signed by the Nasa Wes’x people in 1996. Due to this monumental accord, thousands of lives were saved and much of the local landscape and environment were preserved.
The coees that comprise this blend are all certified organic and are from several fincas throughout Gaitania. After the cherries were carefully hand-selected for ripeness, they remained intact for 24 hours after which they were de-pulped, washed and fermented for another 24 hours, then washed again, and lastly put out to dry on raised beds and marquesinas (parabolic dryers).