The last stop of my Colombia trip in 2019 was La Palma y El Tucan. LP&ET is a farm that has gained a great reputation in the world both with its own production of competition level high segment lots and with the production of Neighbors & Crops projects, many people have won national and world championships with their own productions.
Since my visit in 2019, I dreamed of bringing the delectable produce of this enormous, branded farm to people with a direct trade. And now! we are making this dream come true as Kafein Kültür. Obtaining the benefit and joy of the Heroes series products, Bioinnovation Natural Sidra and Natural Gesha, brought and provided to you through direct trade!
LA PALMA Y EL TUCAN
La Palma y El Tucan was established in 2011 under the leadership of Felipe Sardi. LP&ET started out differently than traditional coffee cultivation. Their aim was to find the best land with the criteria to grow the product in the desired quality and create a production culture that would revolutionize traditional coffee farming as a methodology, with excellent pricing that would encourage producers to produce.
As Sebastian Villamizar, a current managing partner and the former sales manager of LP&ET in 2019, told me that the biggest denominator of La Palma y El Tucan is the microclimate in which the farms are located, enabling them to capture the intense flavor in their private lots. So much so that the most important development they have made since their first establishment has been to adapt the trees to the microclimate through selection. Despite the fact that this condition results in a low harvest volume, it enables the trees to produce stronger mucilage in their fruits and ensures efficient post-harvest fermentations. This causes it to create the intense palate feeling typical of LP&ET coffees.
No doubt, the care in their production is not limited to their progressive methods to use the microclimate in the most efficient way. La Palma y El Tucan has a facility that regularly produces compost with a very rich content that helps them to practice organic farming on their lands, a well-equipped research, and tasting laboratory to enable them to examine their production on-site, and a professional production team.
All this care comes with many successes one after the other. La Palma y El Tucan becomes a world-class brand in a very short time, LP&ET coffee has become a favorite product that has been used and continues to be used by champions in many national and world competitions.
For La Palma y El Tucan Honors List:
LP&ET Heroes Nano Lot series:
This series, which constitutes 10% of the farm’s production, is around 88 points. Presented in boxes of 25 kg (2 bricks – 12.5 kg each); 100 boxes per year are available worldwide.
Fermentation and Process:
Collected Gesha cherries are subjected to natural fermentation for 94 hours in a meticulous and controlled manner in an environment where humidity is controlled according to the humidity of the region they are in. Afterwards, it is set up under a shade nets on raised beds with specially selected plastic floors for 9 days not to damage the cherries. In order to end the drying in a controlled manner, it is finally subjected to an additional 27 hours of drying in the mechanical dryer, and the fermentation is finished. After all these processes, dried cherry peels and mucilage are separated and separated as organic material in the organic compost facility. The separated beans are taken to the sorting facility.
The best ripe Gesha cherries are meticulously picked from the area where there are a total of 1300 Gesha trees at an altitude of 1650 meters of the agricultural land of La Palma y El Tucan. After Fermentation/Processing, a large-scale sorting team, trained and experienced in green beans, works very intensively on beans with defects and small sizes, in great detail, to obtain Gesha Heroes lots. You can find the images of the end-of-harvest sorting in my video “Bogota – Zipacon – La Palma y El Tucan” at the 16th minute.
We are so happy to serve you our very first direct trade which is LP&ET Heroes Gesha Naturel.
In this competition series Gesha;
You will find a highly complex cup experience with a high wine-like feel on the body, an intense length of dried strawberries and a chocolatey feel at the finish.
And for fragrance you will find notes of red grape, kiwi and strawberry.
For flavor ; Kiwi, pink grapefruit, purple plum and dried strawberry.