This coffee grows in Colombia Cordillera central – Tolima – San Juan De la China
Reaching San Juan de La China in Tolima takes three days. Another hour by motorbike and 20 minutes of walking then, to arrive at the coffee plantations of Ernesto Gonzales, who not only produces some of the best coffee in the Tolima region, but also represents Asococafe, an association that unites 80 other enthusiastic coffee producers.
Pradera, his farm, is a steep but fertile land, with volcanic soils and free of pesticides. Each single-origin variety is processed by hand. Therefore it takes just the right amount of time to produce this fantastic round coffee, with its high but pleasant acidity and typical fruity notes.
Coffee variety: Arabica
Varieties: Arabica Typica, Caturra and Castillo
Processing: Washed / Sun-dried
Harvest period: Mid-May to end of July
Altitude: 1,250 – 1,850 metres
Altitude: 1,250 – 1,850 metres;
Profile in the cup
This coffee has a clean and well-balanced taste, as is typical for coffees grown at high altitudes in the Cordillera Central in Colombia. It is full-bodied, with high acidity and low astringency.