Origin: Planadas, Tolima
Taste: Orange, honey, cane, citric acidity, juicy body
Variety: Castillo, Caturra
Grown altitude: 1500 MASL
Planadas region is rich in agricultural production, including coffee, and other crops that make this region one important source of agricultural products of the central region of Colombia. The territory of the municipality was inhabited for ancient aborigines tribes that settled there before the conquer of the Spaniards. Recent history begins in the 1930´s when a Jesuit priest promoted the migration of some neighboring communities to establish in the place where today is located the town.
This coffee comes from AGPROSEM association of small farmers that stands for Association of farmers and coffee producers of specialty coffee of Montalvo at Planadas. The association gathers 39 small coffee growers that got together to improve the quality of the coffee produced in the region, and to get better prices on their coffee through the negotiation power that the associative model gives them.
Currently the association is involved in training programs targeting its associates to promote better farming practices, the conservation
Montalvo is a region located in Planadas municipality of the Department of
Tolima in Colombia. The region is nestled in the central mountain chain of
Colombia called Cordillera Central. The town is situated on the eastern face of
the mountain chain facing the Magdalena valley, a dry and warm region that is
crossed by the main river of Colombia: La Magdalena, and that influences the
weather of the region thus determining the quality of the coffee produced there.