Launch Date: This single origin blend ran October – November, 2017.

Origin: Colombia

Region: Herrera, Rio Blanco, Tolima

Farm: 58 small-scale producers

Variety: Caturra (70%), Colombia (20%), Typica (10%)

Processing: Fully washed with 10-12 hours natural fermentation

Tasting Notes: Red fruits. Strawberry Jam. Buttery.

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If​ ​ever​ ​you​ ​journey​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Southwestern​ ​sector​ ​of​ ​Tolima,​ ​if​ ​you​ ​brave​ ​the​ ​rocky  Eastern​ ​slopes​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Central​ ​Cordillera,​ ​if​ ​you​ ​wade​ ​through​ ​marshy​ ​soil,  volcanic​ ​sediment,​ ​and​ ​tip​ ​toe​ ​past​ ​pumas,​ ​wolves,​ ​and​ ​bears,​ ​you​ ​maybe,​ ​just  maybe,​ ​will​ ​come​ ​across​ ​the​ ​majestic​ ​Meridiano​ ​Lagoon.​ ​It’s​ ​out​ ​of​ ​the​ ​way​ ​and  only​ ​visible​ ​by​ ​air.

El​ ​Meridiano​ ​is​ ​named​ ​after​ ​the​ ​beautiful​ ​​Meridiano​ ​Lagoon​.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​grown​ ​by​ ​58  producers​ ​who​ ​are​ ​located​ ​in​ ​this​ ​secluded​ ​part​ ​of​ ​Tolima.​ ​They​ ​make​ ​up​ ​the  ASOCEAS​ ​(Asociacion​ ​de​ ​Productores​ ​de​ ​Café​ ​Especial​ ​del​ ​Alto​ ​Saldana).  Their​ ​average​ ​farm​ ​size​ ​is​ ​only​ ​4.5​ ​hectares,​ ​and​ ​collectively​ ​they​ ​produce  approximately​ ​1,000​ ​bags​ ​of​ ​coffee​ ​per​ ​year.​ ​This​ ​is​ ​a​ ​great​ ​example​ ​of  smallholders​ ​working​ ​together​ ​to​ ​produce​ ​amazing​ ​coffee.