Asociación de Productores Orgánicos del Cauca, or the Organica Cooperative, was founded in 2001 with 104 families in the municipalities of Tambo, Timbío, Piendamó and Popayan in the regiono of Cauca, Colombia. The co-op's founders were looking for a way to return to organic production, retain their identities and remain on their lands without having to find work in larger cities. Thus the Organica cooperative was born, and today the co-op produces certified organic, fair trade coffees that offer a caramel, fruity fragrance with notes of dried fig.
This coffee has a robust, smoky and sweet flavor.
Suggested Brewing Method: French Press
Pictured here are Nestor Perez with his family. Second Photo: Coffee drying racks at Nestor Perez's farm.