First Semester: May – August Second Semester: October – December
1,600 – 2,000 MASL
Caturra · Castillo · Colombia
Tolima is one of the 32 departments of Colombia, located in the Andean region. It is a booming department with delightful landscapes. The department of Tolima is famous for its steep mountains, abundant water and deep valleys that create the perfect recipe for agriculture. Between these high mountains, wind blows all year round up from the Rioblanco River and through the coffee fields, filling the air with sweet fragrances during the coffee flowering. Producers from Tolima aspire to take every day as an opportunity to improve or grab the bull by the horns. The fertile lands and mild climate, combined with the strong dedication of the people who work this land, produce a unique cup profile. Despite insecurity challenges, due to guerrilla presence in the region for over four decades, these coffee growers have always grown their coffee with pride and care. These growers have made great leaps to consistently produce high quality coffee meaning fewer defects from origin, specialized tree care, picking only mature cherries, better processing techniques, and investing back into farm infrastructure.
“Tolima coffee is bright, tropical and complex. Expect notes of sweet plum, cherry, and milk chocolate with a smooth citric acidity.”