farm: La Palma y El Tucán

producer: Felipe Sardi, Elisa Madriñan

region: Cundinamarca

altitude: 1800 MASL

process: Natural with Bio-Innovation

varietal: Geisha

Colombia

La Palma Bio-Innovation

Rose, Peach Pie, Cherry, Port Wine

Regular price $60.00 $0.00

farm: La Palma y El Tucán

producer: Felipe Sardi, Elisa Madriñan

region: Cundinamarca

process: Natural with Bio-Innovation

varietal: Geisha

*IF YOUR ORDER CONTAINS OTHER NON-LIMITED COFFEE, THE ENTIRE ORDER WILL ROAST & SHIP TOGETHER ACCORDING TO THE ROAST DATE LISTED ABOVE.

Through the Bio-Innovation process, La Palma & El Tucán honors the main principles of organic farming. They first capture and reproduce micro-organisms found in their farm’s beautiful forests, to create their own fermentation substrate. Then, they mix this substrate with perfectly ripe Geisha cherries, in a clay pot for 100 hours. This combination allows them to create a sustainable closed cycle. After the fermentation, they remove the leftovers and reuse them as compost.

Finca La Palma y El Tucán is located in Colombia's Cundinamarca region, on the eastern range of the Colombian Andes. Though it is only about an hour and a half from Bogota, it features a range of micro-climates that allow for great biodiversity and unique ecosystems, with ideal conditions for specialty coffee growing.

In 2013 our friends Carlos, Elisa and Felipe, founders of La Palma y El Tucán, developed a plan to work with their neighbors to create a sustainable relationship model. They named the program Neighbors & Crops and have identified more than 200 coffee producers within a 10-kilometer radius to take part. La Palma y El Tucán buys the coffee cherries from these neighbors, provides training for exceptional harvesting, and experiments with different processing methods in search of the perfect cup.

The plan was to select and train specific pickers in high-quality coffee harvesting methods. They would then work with the neighbors to select, pick, and buy the cherry. These families are paid 50% more than the national average for their coffee cherry, as well as given additional coffee trees grown at the La Palma y El Tucán nursery.

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