Colombia La Palma Y El Tucán - El Nogal

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Colombia La Palma Y El Tucán - El Nogal

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Notes of brown sugar, meyer lemon, white wine

 

 

 

 

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Region: Tocarema, Cundinamarca, Colombia

Producer: Alba Bohórquez - La Palma Y El Tucan

Altitude: 1,615 masl

Varietal: mixed

Process: Lactic Fermentation

Latitude: 5.2667 N 

Longitude: 74.5667 W

El Nogal comes to us from one our partners in Colombia, La Palma Y El Tucan. La Palma y El Tucan is one of the most, if not the absolute most progressive coffee producers in the world. We've been working with them since 2013. One of the things that makes La Palma y El Tucan so special is their scientific and experimental processing methods.  El Nogal was processed through a Lactic Fermentation process. Extended fermentation times in the coffee cherry (upwards of 100 hours!) before washing produces high levels of Lactic Acid in the coffee.  Lactic acid, primarily found in yogurt, kefir and kombucha, lends a yogurt-like acidity to coffees produced with this method and also increases the body perceived in the cup.

This is a very unique coffee that will change many people's preconceptions of how coffee can taste.  A very complex and fruit forward cup with bracing acidity and intense sweetness that resonates through the entire drinking experience.  

About the grower:

At her 50 years of age, Doña Alba has been growing coffee for the last 5 years. She bought Finca El Nogal with her parents help 28 years ago. Her family has always been in agriculture, but mostly in the foliage industry, this was predominant in her farm until she decided to start growing coffee. She was incentivized to plant coffee by the local coffee committee, they financed the renewal of some old Typica coffee shrubs that where originally at her farm.  These shrubs gave her seeds which helped her to start her process of growing coffee.

El Nogal is approximately 1 hectare, half of which is planted with coffee. Doña Alba has around 1,500 coffee trees and she lives on the farm with two of her sons. They all work in the land and help her with all the maintenance of the trees and soil.