Colombia - La Palma y El Tucan Lot 436 | Tekisic - 120g - PRE-ORDER April 7
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THIS IS A PRE-ORDER PRODUCT - Roast date will be April 7. Any items order at the same time will be shipped together on April 7th.
Farm: La Palma y El Tucan Estate and Varieties program
Region: Zipacon, Cundinamarca Colombia
Harvest: May 2020
Variety: Tekesic/Tekisic - or Improved Bourbon
Elevation: 1800 MASL
Process: Anaerobic Natural
Fermentation: 81 hours anaerobic whole cherry fermentation in dark plastic tanks
Drying time: 20 days in raised beds followed by 48 hours in mechanical silo
Drying temperature: 32 °C Max. - 16 °C Min.
Tasting Notes: Melon, lots of berries, sweet plum, port, grapeskin and light banana, cucumber, mandarin, creamy citrus, mint, and hazelnut
120g Whole bean only - Limit 26 bags
More about La Palma y El Tucan and this lot.
I (Ply) have a pleasure of meeting Felipe Sardi, the founders of La Palma y El Tucan (LPET), in 2019 at the world brewers cup in Boston. There I was amaze by the coffee from their farm and their creativity and passion for coffee.
This lot comes from LPET prestigious Estate & Varietals program and this is the first ever harvest of Tekesic for LPET. What that means, is LPET has grown and cultivated this Tekesic right on their highly coveted 16 hectare farm. The cherry is then taken to the state-of-the-art processing facility where in this case it's undergone a 81 hour whole cherry anaerobic fermentation in dark plastic tanks prior to being dried in a controlled and prolonged manner.
Tekesic (also spelt Tekisic) is a selection of the Bourbon variety made by the Salvadoran Institute for Coffee Research (ISIC) beginning in the 1949 and released in 1977.
The coffee trees at LPET are surrounded by a vast eco-system of plant life growing in harmony. The concept here was designed by Felipe Sardi, after he pursued his Masters 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 size of harvest. He's been successful in his endeavor and drastically changed the landscape within Cundinamarca by sharing this program through the unbelievable Neighbours & Crops project.
Watch out for another offering from LPET Neightbours & Crops project from us in the near future.