Colombia La Fabrica Bio 250G
Dried on the patio, the Fábrica coffee develops intense notes of chocolate and hazelnut.
Aromas of chocolate and hazelnut
Roasted for espresso and filter
“Notes of chocolate, hazelnut, vanilla, grapes, lemon, peanut. »
IN REGARDS TO
Originally from the terroirs of Planadas and Gaitania, south of the Tolima region, this coffee is grown in a high altitude area very often covered by clouds. It is from this particularity that its name takes its origin, since “Fábrica” comes from “Fabric of clouds”. We had a real crush on this coffee, which is part of a high altitude organic production (1600 - 2000 m). The coffee is produced from old varieties such as bourbon, typica, caturra, castillo and colombia, which is very rare today. The main harvest takes place from May to June (70%) and the mitaca is from October to January (30%). This coffee is produced in two cooperatives of indigenous coffee growers by more than 240 families of the NASA WE'SX community on the terroirs of Planadas and Gaitania. They each have between 2 and 4 hectares approximately. These terroirs are protected lands for these native peoples, there are more than 6000 trees per hectare. They are the guardians of one of the largest nature reserves in Colombia. This land and their beliefs, caring for Mother Earth, make them the best allies to produce one of the most delicious coffees in Colombia with organic farming practices. They have joined forces with several coffee grower organizations to promote their coffee cultivation, provide income for their families and strengthen their community.
Their Culture: Caring for Mother Earth
Organic production is the only way for them to plant and grow coffee.
THE CAFE FABRICA PROJECT
Locally, the climatic conditions are very difficult due to a relative humidity of almost 95% all year round, one of the highest rates in the country. As you will have understood, mastering the drying of green coffee is all the more strategic in this area.
The Tolima region is located in the center south of the country and close to Bogota, the capital. Planadas is a municipality located in the south of the department of Tolima. Here, distance matters because the roads are often in poor condition. The average time by car between Bogota and Planadas can reach 8 hours, if the road is not blocked. The nearest airport is El Dorado International in Bogota, which shows the isolation and difficult access to the region. This has a historical explanation since the region was the place where the FARC started the Guerilla and this place was considered for decades by the government as isolated and conflicted. Fortunately, after the peace agreement, coffee has been a vehicle for renewal in the region. The city was able to grow and show its strength. The region is known as one of the most important producing areas of high quality coffee in Colombia and the volume produced attracts traders and roasters from all over the world. Coffees from the South of Tolima and more specifically from the Planadas region have won numerous national competitions. This is partly thanks to the "small" size of the farms, the dedication of the producers and their families and the traditional know-how of the beneficios who machine the coffees. The social impact of coffee production is incredible in this region. The positive effects in the producing communities are considered the most relevant bet to maintain peace.
|Coffee plantation||2 associations productrices indigènes : NASA WE'SX|
|Coffee farmer||Coopérative de producteurs locaux|
|Altitude||1'600 - 2'000 m|
|Variety||Bourbon, Typica, Caturra, Colombia, Castillo|
|More information on the blog||
Profil de La Fabrica, un projet du peuple indigène