Colombia - LPET Santa Isabel
Flavor notes: Candied berries, papaya, Rosé and orange blossom
Origin: Cundinamarca, Colombia
Producer: La Palma y El Tucán
Farmer: Alejandro Ramirez
Farm: Santa Isabel
Processing: Honey processed
Altitude: 1650 masl
Importer: Direct trade
Beginning of the relationship: 2016
Sweet candied berries and soft papaya meet sparkling rosé wine and lovely orange blossom notes in this honey processed Castillo from the one and only La Palma y El Tucán. Lovely is a perfect word to describe this coffee; sweet, complex, and fruity, like kisses in a cup.
We recommend this coffee for espresso, filter coffee, pour-over, AeroPress, French press and Moka pot.
Alejandro Ramirez is one of the farmers that have joined La Palma y El Tucán's Neighbors and Crops program. This program was developed to offer the neighboring small-holder farmers the possibility to access the specialty coffee markets. La Palma y El Tucán offers the participating producers, for example, education, better pay, seasonal workers to help with the harvest and processing at their state-of-the-art facilities. La Palma y El Tucán has become known for their innovational and ambitious processing methods as well their high focus on quality and sustainability.
The Honey processing used for this lot begins with a pre-fermentation stage of 45
hours at the wet mill. From here, the cherries enter the de-pulping stage, passing
through three stages of quality control before removing a percentage of the skin.
During the drying stage, coffee rests in African-style raised beds for over 15 days. Due to the levels of sugar and moisture, the first days are crucial to avoid microbial
activity prolongation. Finally, parchment coffee passes through the mechanical
drying machines to complete the drying process.