Coming from family-owned farms organized around ASOTBILBAO, a producer association with 50 members who live in Bilbao within the municipality of Planadas in the department of Tolima, Colombia. Members of ASOTBILBAO are graduates of Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje SENA. SENA is a non-governmental educational institution that provides social and technical education to its participants. The average age of members of ASOTBILBAO is 35 years old and in collaboration with an exporting company called Lohas Beans, coordinate efforts to improve the quality of coffee including technical support to guide coffee farmers on the best agricultural practices for quality coffee production and with investments in projects focused on the improvement of coffee farm infrastructure.
Tasting Notes: A very nice and clean Colombian following the traditional cup profile. A bit fuller bodied with a nice balance of floral versus toasted walnut and bakers chocolate like tones. Light roasts have a bit of crisp acidity upfront with a dry nutty finish. Medium roasts are much more balanced and smooth with the body increasing and the acidity dropping off, more of a chocolaty undertone with an accent of toasted walnut. Darker roasts drop off all the acidity and turn pretty strong down the bakers chocolaty and nutty alley with some added smoky and roasty notes.
Roasting Notes: An easy bean to roast and tasty and most roast points. If you do not like acidity, make sure to get at least a medium roast on it. If it doubt, take it close to 2nd crack without going into it, a roast almost anyone will love.