Palestina, Colombia

This coffee is named after the community where it is grown.  Palestina is the name of a town and also the name of the larger area around the town near the bottom of the Colombian Department of Huila.  

Collectively, the 20 families that contributed to this lot are called Grupo Asociativo de Productores de Cafe de Alta Calidad del Sur del Huila (The Association of High Quality Coffee Producers of South Huila). They are growing a mix of varieties, primarily Caturra, Tabi, and Colombia, at elevations touching 1900 meters above sea level.  The organization has it's own collection center and cupping lab where they can cup the coffee and evaluate the quality.  Usually the cuppers are the adult children of the producing families.  

The coffees are harvested, depulped, and then left to ferment for 12-24 hours depending on the climate.  After fermentation, the residual mucilage is rinsed from the seeds and the coffee is laid out on a raised bed under a parabolic cover to dry.

We've roasted this coffee to capture the complex sweetness in the cup and to show off the tart—but balanced—acidity.  The cup finishes super clean with a deep, resounding body.  You'll love this coffee.

Process: Washed
Profile: Sugarcane, Red Pear, Clean