Brewing Methods

Instructions for Drip Brewer

Tools Needed to Brew:

Drip coffee brewer

Grinder (preferably with burr blades)

Filtered water

Digital scale

Filter (reusable or paper)

Steps for Brewing

1. On a digital scale weigh out 50-55 grams of beans.

2. Use a medium grind for beans.

3. Place filter, either paper or reusable, into brew basket and pour in your ground coffee.

4. Pour filtered water to top of resovoir. Temperature should be between 200-205°.

5. Press start.

6. Enjoy with your favorite mug!

View more methods on how to brew HERE.

Colombian Cafisur Cooperative De Caficultores Del Sur Del Tolima

$ 12.95

 Grower: Kachalu Grower Association

Varietal: Caturra, Castillo

Process: Washed

Aroma: Nutty, chocolate 

Tasting Notes: Toasted Vanilla & Cocoa Nib

Body: Medium, velvety

Finish: Smooth, mellow 

The Cooperativa de Caficultores del Sur del Tolima (CAFISUR) is a cooperative from the Tolima coffee-growing region located in the central part of the Colombian Andes. Cooperatives like CAFISUR receive stable and fair prices and benefit from their contributions to social development programs, especially when the coffee market suffers worrisome lows.

VMCT has engaged in a new project in this region of Colombia. The project is to empower women and gender equity in Colombia's post-armed conflict zones. VMCT has partnered with the CAFISUR Cooperative, the FCLI (a Canadian government fund), Agro Café and, The Coffee Source.

CAFISUR Project Background

Vail Mountain Coffee and Tea Co has been purchasing coffee from the CAFISUR Tolima Cooperative for the last 4 years and wanted to be more involved in the community that produces such amazing quality coffee. 

Main Needs

  • General lack of technical expertise in processing and harvesting coffee
  • Lack of physical assets to successfully mill coffee.
  • Living Conditions are very poor with deteriorating structures and poor shelter.
  • Several women have not been able to formally legalize the ownership of their estates 

Goals

  • Improvement of wet mill systems providing de-pulping equipment and new fermentation tanks.
  • Create adequate pulp and waste water management systems
  • Provide training programs focusing on quality, processing and sustainable harvesting.
  • Provide technical assistance to increase productivity
  • Increase quality of life along with psychosocial support and gender empowerment

Brewing Methods

Instructions for Drip Brewer

Tools Needed to Brew:

Drip coffee brewer

Grinder (preferably with burr blades)

Filtered water

Digital scale

Filter (reusable or paper)

Steps for Brewing

1. On a digital scale weigh out 50-55 grams of beans.

2. Use a medium grind for beans.

3. Place filter, either paper or reusable, into brew basket and pour in your ground coffee.

4. Pour filtered water to top of resovoir. Temperature should be between 200-205°.

5. Press start.

6. Enjoy with your favorite mug!

View more methods on how to brew HERE.