Molasses, Rainier Cherry, Tamarind Candies

Regular price $21.00 $0.00
1715 - 1750 MASL

alt: 1715 - 1750 MASL

Light Roast

Roast: light

producer: AMACA Women Producers Association

region: Cauca

process: Washed

varietal: Castillo, Colombia

AMACA (Asociación de Mujeres Productoras Agropecuarias del Cauca) is a group of women producers located in El Tambo, Cauca, Colombia that was formed in 1999 by 80 women from El Tambo, in Colombia’s Cauca department. Now AMACA is 140 smallholder members strong, all women farm owners and heads of household—and their coffees are fantastic. All of the members derive their livelihood and the livelihoods of their families from the cultivation and production of coffee. In 2008, AMACA partnered with the Ministry of Agriculture, the governor of Cauca, and the municipality of El Tambo to increase the production and quality of coffee on 80 members’ farms. In 2010, the organization “Social Action” supplied 22 farms with new wet mills and processing tanks. Today, 140 active members from three different villages across the El Tambo municipality make up AMACA. The average farm size is 1 hectare (5,000 trees) per member, some members have 3+ hectares and many members have less than one. In terms of harvesting and process, most all members harvest only fully ripe cherries, depulping on the same day as harvest, processing on their own farms, and drying on raised beds inside parabolic dryers. This washed process lot from the Cauca region of Colombia features aromas of roasted marshmallow and sugar cane.  Flavors of Rainier cherries and tamarind cherries are complemented by a molasses-like sweetness, with a vibrant acidity and velvety body carrying through the finish.