This organic-certified coffee was selected for Mountain Water Process decaffeination based on its cup quality, the representation of the region in its flavor profile, and its ability to withstand the decaf process. Organic coffees are somewhat difficult to source in certain regions of Colombia, but we are glad to have partners in Tolima who farm using organic practices and have achieved their certification. The integrity of that certification is maintained throughout the decaffeination process.
Tolima is the third largest coffee producing region of Colombia and accounts for 12% of the country's annual production. Located in west-central Colombia, this region is fully inscribed by the Andean mountains and the Magdalena river basin, making it rather remote and challenging to access. Until recently, much of the coffee growing area had been considered dangerous because of the Colombian FARC's presence. Today, Tolima has seen a drastic decline in FARC presence, allowing for increased accessibility to these nutty, tangy, fruity, and creamy-bodied coffees.
For more information on Colombian coffee, visit our Colombia Origin Page.