Colombia – Nasa We’sx
PRODUCERS: ASCI’SP Coop
VARIETAL: Castilla, Caturra, Tabi, Typica
HARVEST: Spring–Summer 2017
This certified organic coffee comes from Nasa We’sx — an indigenous community in Gaitania, Tolima, Colombia. In the early 20th century, the group was displaced from the Planadas region by the Colombian military. Today, the Nasa maintain 207 hectares of stunning organic farmland in accordance with their ancestral tradition of preserving natural plant life. These natural farming techniques were used well before the formation of the ASCI’SP co-operative in 2014, but it was through the co-op that they were able to pay for the certifications that deliver premiums. The co-op features robust in-house quality analysis to help farmers earn premiums even beyond physical quality and organic certification.
This coffee is rich and sweet, and tastes like caramel, baker’s chocolate, tobacco and spice.