- Species arabica
- Varietal Red caturra, Castillo
- Altitude 1600 - 1800 m
- Harvest period September to december
- Process Fully Washed - E.A.Sugar Cane
- Drying 16 hours in mechanical dryer then 20 days on African beds
- Decaffeinating Canne à Sucre
Pueblo Sin Prisa means Slow City, it is also the name of our Colombian coffee from the region of Pijao in Quindio. In this small village of Pijao, people take the time to live. Don Jesus Maria Pedraza is the spokesperson for an association of 20 producers who produce castillo and caturra and who share a new vision of agriculture. Self-sufficient at 85%, he begins a smooth transition from his farm under shade to organic farming in harmony with his environment and reducing the density of coffee trees to produce less but produce better. Producers in the area can join the adventure of Pueblo Sin Prisa. The other goal of this project is farmers' remuneration, over the market price. In Colombia, producers of coffee are paid per "carga" which means 125 kg of cherries. Why 125 kg? Simply because it is the weight that a mule can carry. Today in Colombia, the market pays about 700'000 COP (colombian pesos) for one carga, this coffee was paid 1'000'000 pesos by our partner to producers. A good way to directly support farmers! This coffee is decaffeinated using Descafecol. It is a process that removes the caffeine from coffee by extraction with a solvent: ethyl acetate. The beans are placed in contact with water vapour to dilate their pores, then rinsed with the solvent which captures the caffeine molecules leaving the aromatic molecules behind.
Pijao terroir is in Quindio department, located in West of Colombia. The terroir of Quindio produces around 10% of all Colombian coffee. It is one of the departments, along with the departments of Caldas and Risaralda, that make up the Colombian coffee growing axis. Located at between 1000 and 1800 masl, it is a highly rich terroir which produces very small quantities of coffee well known for its quality. The Quimbaya Indians have played a significant role in this, passing on their respect for nature. Today, we call the inhabitants "Quindianos".