La Palma Y El Tucan Neighbours & Crop Lot #034

Origin: Buena Vista, Colombia
Producer: La Palma Y El Tucan
Process: Lactic Fermentation 
Tasting notes: Nectarine, Mandarin, Plum, Vanilla, Red currant, Honey, Almonds

The Story

La Palma Y El Tucán has identified more than 200 coffee-growing families located within a 10km radius of their farm. It is through these neighbours that they buy & process exceptional coffee cherries of traditional Colombian varieties such as Caturra, Castillo, Colombia, Typica, and Bourbon, & take them to the next level by controlling every stage of the process.

Rosalia Rodriguez has dedicated her 47 young years of being alive to agriculture. Her parents introduced her to the world of farming, and teaching the value of giving love to the lands that gave her everything. The farm Las Mercedes, was inherited from her father 25 years ago. During that time, coffee was sold and traded for a good price. So these supportive beginnings encouraged Rosalia to cultivate the highest quality coffee cherries for everyone to enjoy drinking.

However when coffee costs started to decline, Rosalia appreciates initiatives like the Neighbours & Crop programme from La Palma Y El Tucan – also giving her the opportunity to cater to personal matters while growing beautiful coffees. Thanks to her dedication and successfully nurturing 2,500 Castillo coffee trees at 1650 masl, Rosalia has been able to provide an education for her children.