Colombia La Palma y El Tucan Gesha Natural
Blackberry, Rose Hips, Meyer Lemon
This coffee received a 94 point score by Coffee Review!
Colombia La Palma y El Tucan Gesha Natural $40.00
Farm: La Palma & El Tucán
Producer: Felipe Sardi & Elisa María Madriñan
Vibrant, fruity, and floral with flavors of blackberry, rose hips, and Meyer lemon.
Berries, Floral, Citrusy
The Story of Colombia La Palma y El Tucan Gesha Natural
Reviewed by Coffee Review in November 2021, our Colombia La Palma y El Tucán Gesha Natural scored an incredible 94 point review! Read the review here.
Situated on the slopes of the Andes Mountains west of Bogotá is La Palma & El Tucán, a farm producing some of Colombia’s most interesting coffees. In 2011, after an exhaustive search for a piece of land, founders Felipe and Elisa settled on a previously abandoned 18-hectare plot to begin their passion project. Shortly thereafter, exotic varieties were planted, and a state-of-the-art mill and lab were constructed to process and analyze the coffees. With a small hotel operation on the property, the farm offers a unique experience where coffee enthusiasts, or those just trying to get away, can immerse themselves in the world of coffee producing. Since its inception the farm has earned distinction amongst the specialty coffee community with several coffees being used in international Barista and Brewers Cup competitions.
This Gesha variety coffee is a perfect representation of Felipe’s and Elisa’s obsession with developing unique flavor profiles through diligent farming practices and extensive experimentation with processing. The famous Gesha variety is known for its outstanding and unique flavor, especially when coupled with high elevations such as those found at La Palma & El Tucán. This lot was processed using a variation of the natural, or dry method where after harvesting, the coffee cherries are left to macerate and ferment in oxygen free barrels before being dried on raised beds with the fruit intact, resulting in an intensely fruity flavor profile.
In addition to the coffees grown on La Palma & El Tucán, Felipe and Elisa purchase coffee cherry from nearby growers as part of their Neighbors & Crops program. The program was created to help revitalize the coffee-growing culture of the region. Members, most of whom are small-scale farmers, receive greater market access and assurance that their coffee is properly processed, which can often be challenging for small-scale growers.