Asociación de Productores Egológicos de Planadas (ASOPEP) is a thriving organization of 168 coffee farming families, based in the idyllic town of Planadas. The department of Tolima is one of Colombia’s most productive coffee growing areas, but only relatively recently has coffee from Planadas caught the attention of specialty coffee buyers.
The town of Planadas itself is just over 50 years old, established in 1966. The first groups to settle the area were from Antioquia and Huila, so it’s no great surprise that coffee production found a home there as well early on. Today Planadas is a bustling commercial center, where local farmers growing all types of produce in the foothills of the Cordillera Central bring their goods in for sale and distribution. Terrific elevation, warm days & cool nights and young, healthy trees all contribute to the fantastic quality coffee produced in and around Planadas.
La Asociación de Productores Ecológicos de Planadas was founded in January, 2013, with the following mission: “To be known as an association that creates opportunities for the personal growth of its members, protects the environment, innovates in commercial business processes and is always in the vanguard of specialty coffee producers worldwide.”
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