This coffee comes from small growers in Gaitania Tolima, about 70% of this coffee is grown by the indigenous community “Nasa Wesx”. The Nasa Wesx live in different indigenous territories in Cauca, Huila and Tolima. Gaitania is located 40 km southwest of the remote Planadas, Tolima. This region is well recognized by the specialty coffee industry, coffees from this region are known to be citric and complex.
Cherries are pulped at the end of the picking day, later fermented for 25 hours without water, afterwards washed and dried with raised beds and parabolic dryers in order to reach ideal moisture content. Every lot is cupped and analyzed separately at the ASCISP (Cooperative located in Gaitania) lab in order to ensure quality standards. If a lot is cupping above 87, it is kept aside as a microlot. Lots are stored at ASCISP Coop until approved by Cofinet QC team.
Gaitania is a great choice if you don’t know what you want to try. This coffee is versatile for black and white beverages and has body that is present but not overwhelming. This Colombian has flavours of stewed nectarines and raspberries with a dark chocolate body. We recommend a coffee to water ratio of 1:2 for milky beverages and a 1:2.5 for black beverages both aiming for a brew time of 30 seconds through an espresso machine.
This coffee also shines using other brewing methods such as a plunger, Aeropress and stove top coffee maker.