Family – Candido Criollo Mendez
Region – Planadas
Process – Sun dried
Altitude – 2000m
Flavour – Citric lime/grape hints of black pepper, liquorice/aniseed, refreshing after taste of blackberry fruits.
Varietal – Caturra, Typica, Colombia F8, Castillo
Fresh clean well balanced and uniformed with sweetness of delicate honey, apple/pear, citric lime/grape hints of black pepper and cinnamon, liquorice/aniseed, refreshing after taste of blackberry fruits. Wonderful exotic cup.
This is another shipment form our friends at the Green Collection and this is the first one we are releasing. The Green Collection work with a group of small holdings exporting some fantastic coffees, while paying fair prices. This one is from Candido and his family. This coffee is double fermented, bringing some wonderful, exotic flavours to the palate.
Planadas: Tolima is one of the most isolated coffee producing regions of Colombia located in the Central Colombia Andes mountains of Tolima nestling between the vast Parques Nacionales Natural Nevado and the Parque Nacional Natural Cordillera De Los Pichachos Andes Mountain ranges. With very limited access, other than through the town of Coyaima, mainly dirt road with conditions permitting, it is a 12-hour road trip from Ibague the province capital
The area falls in the middle of the conflict zone for many years controlled by the FARC; a forgotten region left to the discretion of the people to basically fend for themselves, having to comply with the rules or law’s set by the FARC, restricted to selling their crops to either the FNC or local trilladora’s and receiving at best only commercial prices