Alfredo Garcia owns the farm “Villa Blanquita” in the town of San Isidro, Colombia. Managed by Julio Cortez, the farm has 1.5 hectares (about 3.75 acres) dedicated to growing coffee of the Castillo variety. Before teaming up with La Palma y El Tucan’s Neighbors and Crops program Don Julio had to pick, pulp and dry the coffee himself before getting it to a local buyers cooperative to sell. Now, with access to La Palma’s resources, he gets paid more than double what he would have received. This particular lot was processed using their unique Bio-Innovation process… The wizards at La Palma first capture and reproduce microorganisms found in their farm’s beautiful forests, to create their own fermentation substrate (think a starter, like for sourdough bread or beer). Then, they mix this substrate with perfectly ripened coffee cherries in a clay pot for 100 hours. The coffee is then rinsed and dried on raised beds. The extended fermentation and biome unique to their farm creates a coffee that is vibrant, exotic and truly one-of-a-kind.

Tasting Notes

raspberry, vanilla, rosé

  • Cup Profile - fruity, tangy, sweet
  • Country of Origin - Colombia
  • Growning Region - Cundinamarca
  • Cultivars - Castillo
  • Processing - Bio-Innovation Process
  • Elevation - 1750 masl


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