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Fuerza

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Regular price €12,50 EUR
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Country Colombia
Region Planadas,Tolima
A.S.L 1503
Producer ASOPEP, 

Sandra Paola Narvaez

Harvest November 2021
Certification Organically Harvested/Processed
Process Washed 
Variety Caturra
Notes Chocolate/Walnut/Stone fruit/Cherries 

ABOUT

Our Fuerza coffee at this moment has been produced organically by the cooperative ASOPEP in Planadas, Tolima.  This region has been plagued by the armed conflict in the past.   It is a remote region, hard to reach - as we could experience ourselves.  Of the more than 300 associated members, more than 90 are organically certified.

ASOPEP is the only cooperative in the region with a complete coffee infrastructure to control the entirety of the processing, quality control, transportation, and commercialization.  

Of its more than 300 associated producers 28% are mothers head of families with an average age of 35.  Through the initiative COMITE DE MUJERES, founded by 154 women, women engage in crafts, home gardening and grow medicinal plants.  With the initiative AVA, ASOPEP women together with indigenous women learn professional cooking skills.   In the coffee school CONSTRUYENDO FUTURO, children from associated producers learn barista and sensorial skills.

ASOPEP was selected in March 2022 by RAP EJE CAFETERO (organization regrouping the Coffee Triangle) as the highest quality producer of the region and as such to represent the region at the SCA Boston Expo.  

Of its more than 300 associated producers 28% are mothers head of families with an average age of 35.  Through the initiative COMITE DE MUJERES, founded by 154 women, women engage in crafts, home gardening and grow medicinal plants.  With the initiative AVA, ASOPEP women together with indigenous women learn professional cooking skills.   In the coffee school CONSTRUYENDO FUTURO, children from associated producers learn barista and sensorial skills

Through our direct trade relationship with ASOPEP, we support their incredible work and enable them to continue with their many wonderful projects.   Thank you so much for supporting this cause.

This coffee can be brewed for espresso or for filter.  For filter, we recommend a preparation with 50 grams of coffee, grinding medium coarse, adding 620 millilitres of water and leaving 3.20 minutes to extract.  For espresso, we recommend grinding 18 gr of coffee at a fine espresso setting.  Measure 36 - 40 g of brewed liquid in your cup in 24 - 32 seconds.

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