LA PALMA Y EL TUCAN 1kg @ $160/kg
Arrived November 10, 2021 to Calgary Warehouse in Calgary, AB
Forward has purchased 1 x 25kg bags of lot 32 Lactic SL28 by La Palma y El Tucan.
This lot comes from La Palma y El Tucan's (LPyET) prestigious Estate & Varietals program. Meaning this Geisha has been grown, cultivated and cared for on their highly coveted 16-hectare farm.
The coffee trees at La Palma y El Tucan's (LPET) are surrounded by a vast ecosystem of plant life growing in harmony. This concept was designed by LPET founder, Felipe Sardi, after pursuing his Master's in Permaculture. He theorized that he could remove many of the coffee trees, rotate in other crops that would fix elements in the soil, and still have a comparable-sized harvest. He has been successful in his endeavor and has drastically changed the landscape within Cundinamarca, by sharing this program through the unbelievable Neighbours & Crops project.
LPET has a team called the Elite Picker Squad. This team is constantly monitoring the progress of the coffee plants throughout their farm as well as the N&C program. They focus on pruning, fertilizing, applying compost (made organically at LPET), and harvesting the cherry. This intense level of detail ensures maximum expression of the coffees harvested and premium dollar to go back and support each of the neighboring families. They're able to also focus their efforts of other crops and projects through the security of the N&C program.
This specific SL28 is lot 32 of the 2021 season. Fermented as whole cherry for 79 hours in sealed dark plastic tanks, then pulped and fermented in traditional open-air ceramic tanks for 23 hours with full mucilage. Followed by 35 days in shaded raised beds which are both temperature and humidity controlled, and 95 hours of mechanical dryer to ensure 11.5%.
This is one of the most sustainable and impressive models we've seen to date in the coffee industry.
For the full collection of La Palma y El Tucan coffees, available through Forward, please follow this link here. You'll find Estate and Varietals, as well as Neighbours and Crops.
This cup profile is vibrant. Citrus is the defining feature, with blood orange, tangerine and orange blossom showing in the top notes, held up with impressions of nectarine and strawberry. Creamy, coating and round, this cup is playful and fun, showcasing a fantastic expression of the Sidra variety.
Price Forward paid per kilogram: $103.22USD FOB
Process: Lactic lot 32
Total kilos available: 1 x 25kg
Harvest date: May 2021
Fermentation: Fermented as whole cherry for 79 hours in sealed dark plastic tanks, then pulped and fermented in traditional open-air ceramic tanks for 23 hours with full mucilage
Drying time: 35 days in shaded raised beds which are both temperature and humidity controlled, and 95 hours of mechanical dryer to ensure 11.5%
Drying temperature: 28 °C Max. - 12 °C Min.
Altitude: 1740 masl
Region: Zipacon, Cundinamarca, Colombia
Rainfall: 1300 mm/year
Humidity: 80 %