Farmer: Victor Julio Noa
Processing: Lactic fermentation - Honey
Varietal: Caturra & Castillo
Aroma: Tropical flowers, oolong tea
Flavors: Papaya, white wine
Sweetness: Elegant and balanced
Body: Clean and rinsing
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You'll like this coffee if: You love complex and exotic coffees, full bodied white wines, and the finer things in life.
This is the third year we have been working with La Palma y El Tucan, a project just north of Bogota which is revitalizing coffee in the Cundinamarca region. They provide agronomic and infrastructure support to nearly 400 farmers while managing a detail oriented processing station to process their coffee. This is a lot from Santa Ines, and is pre fermented in the cherry before being pulped and dried as a honey process.
What roast is your coffee?
We roast to a profile unique to each coffee which is designed to highlight the natural flavors of the bean while emphasizing sweetness and balanced acidity. On the spectrum of "typical roast" levels we would generally be in the medium to medium light on all coffees.
Do you offer ground coffee?
We do not. One of the best ways to brew really excellent coffee is to grind within 30 minutes of brewing. You'd be surprised the difference this makes, and our rule of thumb is grinding fresh on a very cheap grinder is better than pre-grinding on a very nice grinder.
Why is your coffee so expensive?
Really excellent coffee is picked by hand, and goes through multiple sorting processes and methods to improve quality. The higher number of processes involved in removing defects, underripe beans, and damaged beans the higher the amount of labor and the lower the yield from the farm. The extra work and higher amount of bad coffee removed is the primary reason for the increase in price.
Secondarily, we are trying to increase the amount farmers can earn for their coffee. We need to prove to them and their children (most importantly) that they can make a good living growing coffee. If this doesn't happen more and more farms will stop producing when children move to the city because of the low incomes in the coffee industry.