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La Palma y El Tucan lot

La Palma y El Tucan lot
11.12.2020 Maria Ariyo

La Palma y El Tucan lot #393 Natural Gesha

Expect juicy and floral cup with notes of stewed strawberry, mango and white grapes. 🍓🥭🍇

Our quest for amazing competition level coffees continues with a farmer whose coffee was used by the World Barista Champion Jooyeon Jeon of South Korea AND the second runner up Cole Torode of Canada 🥇🥉🏆 They’re very well known around the specialty coffee world as early adopters of new and advanced processing methods as well as cultivating some of the finest varieties in the world!

During the last few years, La Palma y El Tucan has become synonymous with high-quality competition-grade coffees. Felipe and Elisa started La Palma y El Tucán with the vision to produce small quantities of some of the best coffee varieties in the world. The farm has a unique layout with each variety planted in an artful way that encourages exceptional production.

Felipe believes in shaping the landscape in a way where nature works in favour of the coffee farm. La Palma & El Tucan is transcending from monoculture into a polyculture, meaning the plantation will soon look more like a forest than a coffee plantation! The farm is eighteen hectares, four of which remain a wild primary forest. The fourteen hectares of coffee production is separated into five plots: Gesha, Sidra, SL28, Typica and Java.

The coffee is picked as it ripens by a team of pickers whose job is to make pass after pass, day after day, to choose only the best cherries. The cherries are processed on site in La Palma’s small yet high-end wet mill to unlock the full flavour potential of the amazing coffees they grow.

Directly after picking, the ripe cherries are put into ceramic fermentation tanks and undergo a 87-hour anaerobic fermentation. The cherries are dried in parabolic dryers for 15 days and finished in 16-hour mechanical drying to get the cleanest and homogenous result.

The nano-lot #393 is part of La Palma y El Tucan’s Heroes Series. They produce only 100 25kg bags of these coffees in a year and it’s scored above 89 points.

Country: Colombia
Region: Cundinamarca
Farm: La Palma y El Tucan
Farmer: Felipe Sardi & Elisa Madrinan
Cultivar: Gesha
Growing altitude (MASL): 1.750 masl
Processing: 87h Natural Anaerobic

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