Region RIOBLANCO, TOLIMA
Producer VARIOUS SMALLHOLDERS
Varieties CATURRA, COLOMBIA, TYPICA
Altitude 1,500-1,900 MASL
The coffee from the Las Brisas group in the south western part of Tolima has a way of impressing us on the cupping table every year, and we have rapidly come to love it’s annual launch in the shop. Las Brisas is a coffee representing the combined efforts of 49 producers in the municipality of Rioblanco, who rather than selling their individual lots to local middlemen, combine their coffees to achieve competitiveness in an often volatile coffee market. Their farms average about four hectares each and are planted with Caturra, Bourbon and Typica trees, which are harvested twice per year during an Apr-Jun main crop, and a smaller Oct-Dec mitaca crop. Managing their own wet milling and drying practices, they implement generations of knowledge to produce high quality, fully washed coffees.