FARM : Planadas
REGION : Tolima
ALTITUDE : 1400 - 2150 MASL
VARIETAL : Typica, Castillo, Caturra
PROCESS : Washed
Planadas municipality is located in the Tolima department. Its weather conditions make it an ideal area to grow high quality coffee. 95% of coffees are grown in lower temperatures which produces a higher sugar concentration during the ripening process, resulting in a sweeter and more complex cup profile. Most of the population are ex-combatants from armed groups, and what is remarkable about its population is that, after the peace agreement was signed, they started to work with coffee using associations. Both ASOPEP and ASCISP are a great example of such associations. ASOPEP works with 167 farmers and ASCISP is formed by 66 coffee families. Each have different projects focused on the improvement of the coffee community and biodiversity.