Farm Name: A community of small farms (Penolero, La Esperanza, La Esmeralda, Brisas, Puerto Arturo, San Roque, Faldita, Recurso)
Producer: Multiple producers. Leader: Elkin Arcila
Altitude: 1800 – 2000
Variety: Castillo and Colombia
Coffee name: Tamesis
Production Capacity Harvest 1 (March – June): 2 TON
Production Capacity Harvest 2 (October – December): 4 TON
Exwork KG price: 7.85 USD
Notes: Very sweet cupping profile with passion fruit and orange notes. It is a very sweet coffee, very balanced and with a very good body. It is the best expression of the sweet and typical Colombian coffee rate.
Coffee name: Tamesis
Production Capacity Harvest 1 (March – June): 5 TON
Production Capacity Harvest 2 (October – December): 16 TON
Exwork KG price: 5.1 USD
Notes: Bitter chocolate cupping profile with sugar cane and orange notes.
Tamesis has traditionally been a coffee town over the decades, however recently the town is seeing the impacts of young generations fleeing the countryside for stronger economic prosperity in the cities or even other crops like avocado or citrus fruits. Our partners in Tamesis have begun to combat this by creating an association of coffee producers with a focus on engaging the youth through speciality coffee in order to preserve the coffee tradition.
The association, called ASCAFE is directed by more than 25 small coffee growers that are located in different villages across the municipality of Tamesis. Elkin Arcila is the leader of the association, he has a business management and public budget administration background and decided to create the association motivated by the tradition of his family who have been coffee growers for 3 generations.
ASCAFE has the government support thanks to the good impact generated in the families. The government support has a focus on coffee producers education and in the training of new coffee growers generations. Also, wanting to preserve the quality consistency in their products, there’s a team helping these families take care of the crops and cup quality.