Colombia Finca PalmichalHoneyCo
Caramel // Green Apple // Dark Chocolate
From the Quindio region of Columbia, we're excited to bring on a silky yet jammy bean, sure to be mouthwatering for easy mornings on the porch or an afternoon pick-me-up.
Finca Palmichal is high on the western side of the Central Andes mountain range, near the municipality of Genova, in the department of Quindío. Producer Atilano Giraldo is the third generation of his family to grow coffee in Quindío, and he grew up working in coffee alongside his father. Gradually, he acquired additional properties, including Finca Palmichal, which he bought from the local Osorio family. Finca Palmichal includes 53 hectares of coffee trees — or approximately 350,000 coffee trees spaced 1 to 1.5 meters apart. Cherry is harvested and brought to a central wet mill nearby, where it’s pulped, left to soak for 10 to 12 hours, washed and then dried in mechanical dryers. The dry parchment is then trucked to a mill in Armenia, about 60 minutes away, where it’s milled and prepared for export. The mill reprocesses the pulp to later use as organic fertilizer, and water from processing is recycled in drainage tanks before being returned to natural water ways.
Finca Palmichal is a prime example of a high quality bean, resilient and well-cultivated. We know you'll love this as a pourover, offering notes of green apple, caramel, and dark chocolate. Sweet, yet still holding acidity, Finca Palmichal is like a fine wine. We can't get enough of it!
Grower: Atilano Giraldo
Region: La Coqueta, Genova, Quindio
Process: Fully Washed
Soil: Clay minerals
Harvest: September - December
Elevation: 1560 MASL