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Essentials Collection: Colombia Alto Occidente | Fully Washed
Essentials Collection: Colombia Alto Occidente | Fully Washed
Essentials Collection: Colombia Alto Occidente | Fully Washed
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Essentials Collection: Colombia Alto Occidente | Fully Washed

Citrus, Chocolate, Brown Sugar, Floral
Regular price
$199.00 USD
Sale price
$199.00 USD
Regular price
Unit price
per 
Artboard 5Score
84.25
Artboard 9Origin
Colombia
Artboard 9Region
Caldas
SH_Icons_FinalProduction_180x180 Variety
Bourbon, Castillo, Caturra, Colombia
Artboard 5Process Type
Fully washed
Artboard 10Altitude range
1,300 - 1,800 m.a.s.l
SH_Icons_FinalProduction_180x180Harvest period
Year-round, depending on the region
10 boxes available

Tastify Profile

The Cooperative Alto Occidente grew from an effort to take a stand against exploitation. The coffee growers in the Riseralda/Caldas region had had their fill of being exploited by the middlemen who were the main buyers of their beans up until that point in the 1950s. To combat this exploitation, a group of farmers worked together to form Cooperative Alto Occidente. The cooperative purchased coffee, offered access to credit and provided agricultural materials. All members of the cooperative are smallholder farmers. Families do the majority of labor on the farms.

Harvest & Post Harvest

Coffee production is centered around the family unit. Cherry is handpicked and delivered to each family’s micro-wet mill. At the micro-wet mill, farmers pulp the cherry and then ferment coffee in water for 16 to 24 hours, depending on the weather. After washing parchment in clean water, they lay it to dry for 8 to 14 days on small drying patios on the roofs of their houses. Farmers rake parchment frequently to ensure even drying. Once dry, farmers deliver parchment to the cooperative. The cooperative’s quality team assesses coffee for quality and size and then prepares the lots for shipment.

 

Location Location :
Caldas, Colombia
Variety Variety :
Castillo, Caturra, Colombia
Process Process :
Fully Washed
Elevation Elevation:
1,300 - 1,800 masl
Number of members Number of members :
-
Harvest Months Harvest Months :
Year-round, depending on the region
Shipping Months Shipping Months :
-

Location

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