Colombia – Tolima FTO

(2 customer reviews)


The Enthusiast

Light/Medium – City +


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For many years Tolima has remained hidden in plain sight, cradled between other well-known coffee growing regions, because armed conflict and coca leaf production isolated small coffee producers and exposed them to high rates of violence. During this time the municipality of Planadas, located in the southernmost corner of Tolima, had remained an untapped source of specialty coffee where thousands of producers have been cultivating coffee on just a few acres of land intercropped with shade trees, bananas, corn, beans and sugarcane. As conflict has subsided in recent years, locally organized associations have taken the lead in creating market access for these producers. Established in 2013 with 20 producer-members, ATPROCAFÉS has focused on certifications and training producers in best organic practices. The cooperative has invested in basic infrastructure needs like road improvements, establishing local warehouses, creating micro-credit for producers and investing in social programs on a larger and more impactful scale, using the collective resources generated from the sale of coffee. Environmental training programs, healthcare initiatives, life insurance, and educational opportunities are just some of the ways the cooperative strives to improve the quality of life for coffee producers and their families. During the harvest, producers carefully sort cherries before depulping, fermenting, washing, and drying the coffee using their own micro-mills and then deliver the coffee to the cooperative. Traceability and quality control throughout the post-harvest process is also ensured because Inconexus, a Colombian exporter company, provides cupping analysis and prepares this coffee for export.


Region: Planadas, Tolima, Colombia
Altitude: 1780 – 1900 MASL

16 Producers organized around Asociación De Productores Transformadores Y Comercializadores De Cafe De La Zona Rural Sur Del Municipio De Ataco Departamento Del Tolima (ATPROCAFÉS)

Caturra, Colombia

Fully washed and dried on patios and elevated tables inside solar dryers that provide protection from the rain

Organically grown, Fair Trade

FLAVOR Apple, cinnamon, chocolate
BODY Medium
ACIDITY Balanced

Medium-light – City

Additional information

Weight 12 oz

2 reviews for Colombia – Tolima FTO

  1. amy krause (verified owner)

    This is a can’t miss, get it while you can!
    While I have never had a coffee I didn’t love from Modest; Peru – Cafe Capili is my new fav! The aroma just opening the bag was enough to win me over but the brew ( pour over) was the clincher. Thank you for your superb roasts!

  2. kimberly.a.demby (verified owner)

    Every bag of coffee I order from you guys is five stars! We use it for pour over, French press and cold brew. My favorite is cold brew as you can really taste the flavors in depth. Absolutely delicious!

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