One of the newer coffee production areas in Colombia.
Tolima State apparently got it's name from an indian princess named “Yulima” It is located in the Central South part of the country and it's territory includes areas in both the Eastern and the Central mountain ranges, and of course in the Magdalena River Valley, which divides these two mountain ranges.
Tolima State has all kinds of thermal floors, from burning plains to perpetual snow located at the top of massive mountains, many of which are active or extinct volcanoes
Most coffee growing areas are located in the Central mountain range, which means coffee plants receive more sun during the morning hours, something that helps to it's overall quality.
Tolima coffee has all the characteristics of the best mild washed arabica coffees, especially found in Colombian Coffee: a very well balanced cup, with an exuberant aroma, good taste and high acidity with a pleasant, lingering after-taste. Medium body is expected from these coffees.
These coffees are best suited for lower roasting levels because when roasted to a very high point, their aroma disappears out the roasters's exhaust, bitterness then shows up and acidity lowers considerably.
This particular high-end coffee comes fromtowns located in the southern part of the Tolima State, mainly the town of Chaparral.
Cupping Notes: Intense, fruity dry aroma.
Medium body, bright, clean and well balanced cup, almond nutty and stone fruit, increasing
sweetness as cup cools with lingering pleasant aftertaste.
.Roasting Notes: Don't roast past medium. We like it at City + (before 2nd crack!) to bring out the maximum amount of flavor. From an economic perspective, those that prefer dark roasts may be better off purchasing a lower-priced excelso.