Take the “thyme” to enjoy this small-lot, organic grown Colombian! Flavors are clean and juicy, with a pleasant herbal depth that balances the classic notes of chocolate and caramel. Uplifting twist of orange adds a sweet ray of sunshine.
Jose is a member of the ASOPEP cooperative (Asociación de Productores Ecológicos de Planadas), located in Tolima, Colombia. There are 318 associated families –202 coffee producers and 116 cocoa producers. They are all small farms, with women managing the household and farming operations as well as the youngest generation fully involved in the coffee production. Camilo Enciso, leader of the association, has a clear vision for the group: create opportunities for the personal growth of its members, protect the environment, innovate in commercial business processes and being always a leader in specialty coffee worldwide. As such, education is one of the main focuses of ASOPEP: each member receives extensive training and capacitation to ensure they produce high quality coffees. The group also champions home-made organic fertilizers and biological controls of fungicides and pesticides that go way beyond what is required by organic certifiers. The group is deeply committed to soil and water preservation, and the sustainable development of their community.