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Tolima - Colombia
Key Flavours: Smooth Chocolate, Caramel, Sweet Panela
Location: Tolima, Colombia
Variety: Caturra, Colombia F8, Castillo
Altitude: 1600-2200 masl
Roast Level: 4/5
Best Enjoyed As: Espresso, Cortado, Flat White, Americano
Cupping Score: 85
Tolima is one of the most isolated coffee producing regions in Colombia. It is located in the central Colombian Andes. Tolima has very limited access, mainly consisting of a dirt road which is a 12 hour road trip from Ibague (the province capital).
The area where this coffee is grown falls in the middle of the conflict zone, which for many years was controlled by the FARC. Tolima is a much forgotten region left to the discretion of the people to basically fend for themselves with the locals having to comply with the rules or laws set by the FARC.
At altitudes of 1600-2200 masl is where the real high quality speciality coffees are grown. The ground in enriched with volcanic soils as well as several fresh mountain streams. Galeras is the most active volcano in Colombia. Given the coffee is grown in volcanic soils we thought it would be a fitting name!