Colombia Competition Box Set
Colombia produces a vast number of coffees used for coffee competitions throughout the world each year. Most of these coffees are produced by a small selection of people dedicated to pushing the boundaries of coffee cultivation and processing.
In this Colombia Competition Box Set you will find 3 coffees from La Palma y El Tucan and 3 from Cafe Granja La Esperanza.
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La Palmy y El Tucan:
La Palma y El Tucan is a well known name in the high end specialty market. They have produce award winning coffees for many years and are a go-to name for coffee competitors seeking interesting unique coffees.
Their incredible attention to detail results in some fantastic coffees year after year.
Lactic Washed SL-28 - 25g
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%.
‘Bio-Innovation’ Natural Sidra- 25g
This specific Sidra is lot 66 of the 2021 season. It's processed in a state-of-the-art technique known as 'bio-innovation'. Through the bio-innovation process, LPET honours the main principles of organic farming, by capturing and reproducing microorganisms found within the farm, to inoculate the coffee and drive the flavours utilizing their terroir. Fermented as whole cherry for 65 hours in sealed, ceramic pots inoculated with local yeasts. Followed by 71 days in shaded raised beds which are both temperature and humidity controlled.
‘Bio-Innovation’ Natural Gesha - 25g
This specific Gesha is lot 50 of the 2021 season. It's processed in a state-of-the-art technique known as 'bio-innovation'. Through the bio-innovation process, LPET honours the main principles of organic farming, by capturing and reproducing microorganisms found within the farm, to inoculate the coffee and drive the flavours utilizing their terroir. Fermented as whole cherry for 93 hours in sealed, ceramic pots inoculated with local yeasts. Followed by 54 days in shaded raised beds which are both temperature and humidity controlled.
From the Importer:
These 3 lots come from La Palma y El Tucan's (LPyET) prestigious Estate & Varietals program. This is the first-ever harvest of Tekesic for LPyET, meaning LPyET has grown and cultivated these 3 varietals right on their highly coveted 16-hectare farm.
LPyET has a team called the Elite Picker Squad. This team is constantly monitoring the progress of the coffee plants. They focus on pruning, fertilizing, applying compost (made organically at LPyET), and harvesting the cherry.
Café Granja La Esperanza, Finca Potosi:
Café Granja La Esperanza is the first famous farm I visited. It is clear when you arrive that they mean business. They are innovative and experimental. They have many control points and quality checks throughout the growing and processing of their coffees. They strive to be the best.
To put it simply, they are very good at what they do and that is produce some of the world's best coffee year after year winning multiple awards and coffee competitions.
This trio lets you experience CGLE’s efforts cultivating unique, interesting varietals and using modern techniques to make each lot truly exceptional.
Natural Yirgacheffe - 25g
Yirgacheffe is believed to be an Ethiopian Heirloom variety originating from the Yirgacheffe region.
Natural SL34 - 25g
SL34 was originally selected in Kenya in the late 1930s at the Scott Agricultural Laboratories. Individual tree selections made at the Scott Laboratories in Kenya during the 1935-1939 period were prefixed “SL.”
Anaerobic Natural Sidra - 25g
Cafe Granja La Esperanza originally brought the seeds back from a trip to Ecuador in 2016 and began the Sidra nursery late that year. Sidra is a Bourbon/Typica cross originating in Ecuador.
From the Importer:
Finca Potosi is owned by siblings, Rigoberto and Luis Eduardo Herrera, who come from a long standing coffee producing family. They are now third generation coffee producers, with their grandparents starting in coffee in 1945 right here at Potosi farm. After Juan Antonio Herrera and his wife Blanca Ligia Correa purchased the land, with existing Typica plants, they added three more cultivars, Red Bourbon, Yellow Bourbon and Caturra, and here, Cafe Granja La Esperanza began.
When Rigoberto and Luis took over the family operation in the late 90's, they took the labour intensive job of pivoting the farms to organic production. Shortly after taking over, they purchased the land that is now Finca La Esperanza and expanded their organic coffee production.
They've done major renovations to the farms during the past 30 years of ownership and management, planting new, exotic varieties throughout the 52 producing hectares of Potosi Farm. Here they're producing classic Colombian varieties like Caturra, Colombia, Tabi and they have beautiful exotics such as Geisha, Sidra, San Juan, Mandela, SL28 and more.
On top of industry leading farm practices, they're also innovating the world of coffee processing, constantly exploring new techniques and processes to bring their coffees to a whole other level.