La Palma y El Tucan Natural Gesha, Lot 108

La Palma y El Tucan Natural Gesha, Lot 108


La Palma y El Tucan Mill

Country: Colombia

Region: Cundinamarca

Elevation: 1800 masl

Varietal: Gesha

Wet Processing: natural processing

Dry Mill Details: dried on raised beds in solar driers

Lot: 108

Our Tasting Notes

Intense floral fragrance; clementine, mango, passion fruit; coating body yet tea-like.  


This lot will be roasted on April. 11 and vacuum sealed on April 18. Orders placed before Apr. 18 will be sent out in metal containers; after April 18, they will be shipped vacuum sealed in metal containers.

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La Palma y El Tucan is a small mill in Cundinamarca near Zipacon. They offer coffee in three ways: Neighbors and Crops, Estate and Varietals, and the Heroes Series. For their neighbors and crops program, they purchase coffee from neighboring farms providing a base price that matches the FNC price and then pay additional premiums for quality, sustainability, and loyalty that double the base price, This has meant a tremendous increase in the quality of coffee coming out of Zipacon through La Palma's model while also put more money in the hands of small farmers doing the hard work. We have purchased lots  the last three years through their N&C program. While visiting them in 2016, we also tasted their E&V coffees, which include Gesha, Typica, Sidra, and SL-28; all four varietals blew us away. These are grown on their own estate at 1600-1800 meters and all under the most intensive of care from tree to fully processed bean; less than 10% of their harvest from these trees gets exported and only the top cupping portion.

This tiny lot of Gesha comes from the top of that 10% and it shows in the cup: intensely floral and clean with loads of candied orange, clementine and tropical fruit. The intensity and uniqueness of this coffee earmarks it for use in competition, and it typically represents one of the best coffees in the world. At $22 for a 90g tin, this is a steal; as such, they are only available in extremely limited quantities.