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Gaitania, Community - Colombia

Gaitania, Community - Colombia

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  • Tastes like: Fuji Apple, Black Plum, Marshmallow
  • Medium Brown
  • Seed Dried (Washed)
  • Syrupy and Classic
Regular price $15.51 USD
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The coffee project in the village of Gaitania, led by coffee grower Emmanuel Enciso, is a remarkable story of passion and community development. Emmanuel's upbringing in a coffee-growing family provided the foundation for his dedication to coffee. In 2006, he expanded his knowledge about coffee processes and quality, focusing on producing specialty coffees within his micro-region. However, like many other coffee growers, he faced challenges due to the lack of a central processing center for quality control. In response, in 2016, Emmanuel and his family embarked on creating a coffee processing center that now serves as a vital link between more than 15 villages in Gaitania, processing coffee from various local growers. This particular coffee is a blend of Caturra and Colombia cultivars, sourced from a community of 80 coffee farms around Gaitania. Forest Coffee, who initiated the project with just one farm, now collaborates with over 80 farmers in the region, teaching them the art of growing and processing specialty coffee and ensuring they receive fair compensation, paying 30% above the rates offered by the Colombia federation for top-rated coffees. The meticulous process involves a 24-hour washed fermentation in mucilage, followed by thorough washing, sun drying on a patio, and a stabilization period before dry milling, resulting in exceptional coffee quality.

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This coffee project is centered in the village of Gaitania where Emmanuel Enciso is a coffee grower raised by coffee growing parents, who taught him everything about coffee. In 200 6 he had the opportunity to learn much more about processes, quality, and varieties; managing to focus his farm and several producers in the micro region on producing specialty coffees. But he had a problem in common with so many other coffee growers, they did not have the capacity to produce large quantities, because they did not have a central coffee processing center for quality processes. That is why in 2016 he began with his family to create a coffee processing center that became a strategic bridge between more than 15 villages in Gaitania and now Emmanuel and his family are processing the coffees of coffee growers throughout the area.  

This coffee comes from a community of 80 coffee farms around the village of Gaitania and is a blend of Caturra and Colombia cultivars. It's a project that Forest Coffee started in this region with only one farm and now they are working with over 80 farmers in the region. Forest teaches the farmers how to do grow and process Specialty coffee so they can get out of the commodity market they had sold to for decades, on top of that Forest pays 30% above of what they would get from the Colombia federation for top rated coffees. 

The process for this project coffee consists of a short washed fermentation of 24 hours in mucilage and then a laborious washing of the coffee. Afterwards it is taken to the drying patio where all the coffee is dried together in the sun. Afterward, the coffee is stabilized for 20 to 25 days before being dry milled.


Country: Colombia
Region: Tolima, Gaitiana
Farm: Gaitania Community Lot
Varietal: Caturra & Colombia
Process: Washed
Altitude: 1,650-1,950 MASL
Exporter: Forest Coffee
Importer: Forest Coffee
SCA Quality Score: 85.5




    Brew Parameters

    Torque Coffee Brew Guide

    Espresso Parameters

    17-18g coffee in
    38-40g liquid out
    28-30 seconds

    Financial Transparency

    * Producer Price (lb): $3.45 green
    * Farmer green coffee price NOT FOB price
    * transport, customs, export, insurance and other FOB costs are below
    * FOB to EXW costs (lb): $1.25
    * Transport Costs (lb): $.45
    * Final Landed Cost: $5.15
    * Roasting weight loss ~18%
    * Roasted cost per pound $6.08
    * Torque costs to roast, pack & ship coffee: $7.25 /lb
    * Final cost: $13.32 /lb

    Proportional Pricing

    Out of the $400 billion coffee industry, a meager 5% stays where it's grown, leaving farmers with crumbs. At Torque, we're rewriting this injustice. Our radical approach ensures equity for coffee producers, shifting power dynamics.

    Here's the game-changer: Coffee producers were pre-paid a guaranteed 20% upfront based on the retail price of their coffee. Simple. Transparent. Fair. We call it Proportional Pricing©. Pay more, they earn more. This reshapes the value equation.

    No more opaque systems. No more exploitation. We start with the value you see on the shelf, ensuring 20% flows back to the hands that cultivate your cup. It's called Proportional Pricing©, a seismic shift in coffee's worth chain. It's farmer equity, pure and simple.

    We're breaking norms, building a fairer future. Torque Coffees reverse-engineered the chain, advocating for a balanced, equitable industry. It's time to empower those who make your coffee. Together, let's dismantle inequality in the coffee world.

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    Sustainability Info

    Since we are all on the consumption end of things we can never get to carbon neutral without stealing the carbon positive from coffee farmers. So instead of aiming for a negative, we are striving to destroy less and be as carbon beautiful as we can.

    The Torque Coffee Bag



      100% Plastic Free

      100% Compostable & Biodegradable 

      100% Plant Based

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      We have partnered with Better Packing Co to be even more carbon Beautiful!

      Every order is packed loving in either:

      the brilliant ZeroPack mailer Made mostly from limestone quarry waste and a minimal amount of recycled resin as a binding agent. 

      YES THESE bags are made of freaking limestone!

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       The Zero Pack is a truly remarkable process! 

      We offset any carbon emission from this already low energy production process.

      • Production of these mailers is solar-powered and uses no water, acids or bleaches. It's also 'zero waste' because all off-cuts can be put 'back in to the pot' and recycled.



       For larger multi bag orders and for wholesale orders we use the equally brilliant

      BAMBOO Box!

      These boxes are made mostly from bamboo (and some recycled wood pulp). They are just the thing to ship precious goods in. Curbside recyclable, reusable (at least a couple of times) and compostable. 

      Unbleached, FSC certified Bamboo (2/3) and recycled wood pulp (1/3).
      • Water-based printing ink.

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