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Small Batch Series: Colombia Gaitania

Our Small Batch Series is a program of limited offerings that features hyper seasonal, highly traceable, and really tasty coffees. This blend comes from an association of independent producers (The ASCI’SP Cooperative) in the municipality of Planadas in the southern part of Tolima, Colombia. Specifically, it comes from the Nasa Wes’x indigenous community of Gaitania, a community rich in history and coff­ee. The original inhabitants of this region were Paez, Pijao, and Nasa indigenous nations. Before the 2016 peace accord signed by the Colombian government with FARC, Gaitania had the important designation of being the only community in the country to hold any sort of official peace agreement with the armed forces, signed by the Nasa Wes’x people in 1996. Due to this monumental accord, thousands of lives were saved and much of the local landscape and environment were preserved. The coff­ees that comprise this blend are all certified organic and are from several fincas throughout Gaitania. After the cherries were carefully hand-selected for ripeness, they remained intact for 24 hours after which they were de-pulped, washed and fermented for another 24 hours, then washed again, and lastly put out to dry on raised beds and marquesinas (parabolic dryers). Our Small Batch Colombia Gaitania is made up of Castillo, Caturra, Colombia & Typica varieties grown between 1,600–2,000 meters above sea level. It is fully washed and certified Organic. In the cup, we find notes of black tea, bramble, dark chocolate, dried apricot, dried fig, and honey. Email sales@swisswater.com for more information about this unique coffee and for more information about upcoming offerings.

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