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Colombia - Planadas Community Organic Coffee

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Colombia - Planadas Community Organic Coffee

Varietal –  Various
Preparation – 
Washed
Location –
Planadas, Tolima
Altitude –
+-1600 masl

During the course of the year, we regularly feature fantastic small individual farmer micro-lots brought to us by The Green Collection. Many of these fantastic coffees are produced by small-hold farmers who are using organic farming methods but might not be certified. Within their coffee-producing communities, there are many farmers who have chosen to certify their farms as organic.

This coffee is an excellent example of a juicy but well-balanced coffee from Colombia and is produced by farmers from the Planadas area of Tolima. These farmers are grouped together into associations, this helps to consolidate costs and allows farmers to work together to produce larger lots with full organic certification.

Coffee farm in Planadas, Tolima

Planadas Organic Coffee Farm

Each small-hold farmer will hand harvest from their trees often on farms less than 5 hectares in size. After harvesting ripe cherry the coffee is rested then pulped and fermented before drying on patios or raised tables. Some producers might not have space or equipment to process and dry their own coffee. In this case, they will deliver harvested cherry to a centralized washing station for processing, similar to the harvesting and processing process in east Africa. 

Coffee drying on raised tables

Organic coffee drying on raised tables

Once dried to a moisture content of about 11 the coffee is taken for milling and farmer lots are combined and prepared for export.

Tasting Notes: 

Chocolate, gentle orange acidity and brown sugar and caramel sweetness. This is a lovely well rounded and balanced coffee that is great both with and without milk. 

Brewing:

This coffee works well for all brew methods. 

Filter: Dose 15g, water 250g. 

Espresso: Dose 17 gram to 40 gram yield over about 30 seconds. 


This coffee is available as wholebean and pre ground but we recommend always grinding fresh before brewing. We sell a range of grinders if you would like to grind this coffee fresh at home. 

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Superb - apparently

I bought this coffee for my son-in-law, who is a real coffee connoisseur. He said it was the best coffee he’d ever had. I’ve had to take his word for it as I only drink tea. It’s a shame it doesn’t appear to be available any more.

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Absolutely perfect!

Came quickly despite the disruption to post, everything is perfect - can’t thank you all enough:)

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This coffee!

I just love this coffee. Had to start buying it by the kilo.

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Excellent

Loved the coffee

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Delicious coffee

Wonderful coffee, beautiful flavour.

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