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La Palma y El Tucan Washed Anaerobic

Regular price$28.00 Sale price

La Palma y El Tucan Washed Anaerobic

Regular price$28.00 Sale price
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Lot 410 Bioinnovation 
Varietal Castillo
Process Bioinnovation - Washed Anaerobic
Farm Villa Maria
Producer Jaime Palomo, Neighbours and Crops program
Geography
Zipaco, Cudinamarca, Colombia
Rosso Direct  

FERMENTATION: 31 hours anaerobic whole cherry fermentation in ceramic tanks with captured micro-organisms from surrounding forests, followed by 75 hour aerobic mucilage fermentation in ceramic tiled tanks.

DRYING TIME: 12 days in covered raised beds, followed by 96 hours in a mechanical silo.

For Jaime Palomo, it hasn’t always been about coffee. He had actually never worked in agriculture or coffee before buying Villa Maria. He used to live in Bogotá, where he owned a business, which one of his two sons is now operating. After his retirement, he studied possibilities for his next stage in life. Tired of the hustle of the city, he started exploring the countryside and, finally, influenced by some neighbours, ended up buying his farm Villa María at La Mesa, Cundinamarca.

Since then, he has moved to Villa María where he lives with his wife, Doña María del Tránsito. It has been nine years since Don Jaime started his career in coffee. He has fallen in love with coffee farming and continues to learn different practices for improving crops. He now has 6,200 coffee trees producing top quality coffee, which he sells to La Palma y El Tucán.

At La Palma y El Tucán, they do a 31 hour anaerobic fermentation in whole cherry, with wild yeast they've captured and cultivated at the farm. This fermentation occurs in clay tanks that are buried in the ground, maintaining a very cool temperature and loads of microbial activity. Then the coffee is depulped and fermented aerobically for 75 hours in traditional Colombian tiled tanks.

This is another lot which comes from La Palma y El Tucan's (LPyET) prestigious Neighbours and Crops program. What that means is LPyET does not produce this coffee but assists in the production, teaming up and empowering Jaime Palomo, a coffee producer who lives in Cundinamarca, Colombia. LPyET has created a brilliant business model, focused on their community and empowering the smallholder producers, in many ways.

Rather than Jaime harvesting his own coffee, or worrying about buying compost, the LPyET team visits him weekly to ensure proper techniques are being used in terms of pruning, fertilization or harvesting. LPyET sends their team of Elite Pickers to harvest the coffee when they believe the time is right. Then, they pay Jaime for the volume of cherries harvested, at premiums above what the FNC in Colombia pays for coffee parchment. Not only is Jaime seeing a premium for his coffee, the vast majority of work is taken off his plate, allowing him to focus on other streams of agriculture.

Once your order is received, it will be processed and shipped in 1-3 days.

Free delivery in Calgary for orders over $20.
Free delivery within Canada for orders over $50.

We source directly from producers when we can to make sure the most profit gets to the farmer. Our sourcing values are shown through our icons on each of our coffee labels and on the back of our coffee bags.

Our 340g and 2lb coffee bags are made entirely of from plant materials and breakdown in a relatively short period of time.

Can I put my used bag in the city compost?
Putting these bags in the city of Calgary's compost is not recommended, due to the current processing facility. However, you can compost the outer lining in a healthy home compost (see further down the page for for info).

Alternative
These bags will break down 90% faster in the landfill than the majority of coffee bags on the market.

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Composting Biotrē Bags

Biotre bags are made 100% from plant based material.

Biotre bags are made 100% from plant based material.

Both the manufacturing and disposing process is better for the environment.

You can compost the outer lining in a healthy home compost, which will break down within 12 weeks.

You can compost the outer lining in a healthy home compost, which will break down within 12 weeks.

Dispose of the sugar cane lining in the garbage afterward where it will continue to break down.

Dispose of the sugar cane lining in the garbage afterward where it will continue to break down.

After 12 weeks, only the inner lining should be left.