Region: Gaitania, Tolima
Producer: Collection of small farms
Altitude: 1700 – 1900 m.a.s.l.
Soil: Volcanic Ash
Varietal: Caturra, Typica
Rainfall: 1700 – 2000mm annually
In the cup: Tropical Fruits, Peach and Vanilla.
Gaitania is a village located in the Planadas municipality in the department of Tolima. Planadas has a story that contributed to the charm of their people and of the department itself. It was a region in which political prisoners were sheltered from the Liberal party. Over time both parties, Liberales and Conservadores, established a good relationship consequently leading to the famous kindness of people from Planadas to be well-known throughout the country. This coffee is produced by the indigenous community “Nasa Wesx” of Gaitania. The Nasa Wesx live in different indigenous territories in Cauca, Huila, and Tolima.
Our friends from the ACEDGA and ASCISP cooperatives work collaboratively with this community. Nasa Wesx community works towards the quality and conservation of the environment and has managed to certify all of their coffee as organic. Coffee is washed in the washing station and placed on raised beds to achieve the right moisture percentage. Coffee from this region is known for its floral hints, citric, peach, and caramel notes.