Rioblanco de Tolima
In Rioblanco de Tolima, in Western Colombia, a handful of producers grow mostly Caturra and Typica variety coffee on their small, four hectare farms. With plenty of shade from their Guamo, Nogal and Plantain trees, they harvest and process the coffee using handcrank pulpers and simple washing tanks stationed near their houses. the coffee is laid to dry under the protective cover of translucent roofs to help keep the frequent equatorial rains at bay. the care they take shows in this lovely cup. Sweet and fruited, Rioblanco performs well across many brew methods to reveal cherry, date, hints of mint leaf, and a lingering vanilla.