Finca Los Andes – Sr Jaminton Molano (Organic)
|Farm||Finca Los Andes, 3.5ha|
|Variety||Caturra, Typica, Colombia F8|
|Proc. Method||Washed, 34 hour fermentation.|
|Harvest Schedule||May – June|
Full bodied with good balance, sweet brown sugar caramel, tropical fruits, acidity of oranges, residual of chocolate.
Finca Los Andes
Jaminton is very passionate about his about quality, working together with his family and producing some excellent coffees. His story is much like most families in the area, which up until recently was classified a red zone, and now recently opened allowing easier movement within the area, allows the farmers and their families better support, and with the input of AGPROCEM as developed the Planadas region from not only commercial grade coffee but to the production higher quality specialty coffees.
Jaminton Molano Arias – Family
I started working with coffee in 2003 on my farm. It has been a little tough.
In the coffee process day by day I have been working a bit to improve the production of the coffee.
Jaminton Molano Arias – age 33
Niyired Canas Vasquez – age 32
Jaminton Yulian Molano Canas – age 15
Sharol Natalia Molano Canas – age 8
Sergio Jhon Molano Canas – age 4
Planadas: Tolima is one of the most isolated coffee producing regions of Colombia located in the Central Colombia Andes mountains of Tolima nestling between the vast Parques Nacionales Natural Nevado and the Parque Nacional Natural Cordillera De Los Pichachos Andes Mountain ranges. With very limited access, other than through the town of Coyaima, mainly dirt road with conditions permitting, it is a 12-hour road trip from Ibague the province capital
The area falls in the middle of the conflict zone for many years controlled by the FARC; a forgotten region left to the discretion of the people to basically fend for themselves, having to comply with the rules or law’s set by the FARC, restricted to selling their crops to either the FNC or local trilladora’s and receiving at best only commercial prices
At these altitude’s of 1600/2000 is where the real high-quality Specialties are found; the terra enriched in volcanic soils, numerous fresh mountains streams.
Profiles: The coffees are rich in flavour, notes of red fruits, herbs, citric and lemon, deep in tense chocolate and panela, full bodied, and wonderfully balanced, excellent acidity, with an amazing after taste. Cupping average 85.5/88
Coffees are all grown the artisanal way, fully washed and fermented up to 36 hours, sun dried, only selecting the finest of the beans when ripe all are hand-selected
The Planadas area represents 48 coffee producing hamlets representing 6821 small farms ranging from .5 to 6 hectares, renown for producing some of Colombia’s finest Specialty Micro-lot coffees, are now gaining a reputation for their higher quality commercial community coffees