Gleidis Camacho - Delagua
ROAST | LIGHT MEDIUM
CERRO AZUL PARAMO, GOZEN, COLOMBIA
NOTES: FRESH CITRUS, MIXED BERRIES, VIBRANT
Gleidis' coffee is our second offering from our Friends at LPET's new project Delagua and it is a truly beautiful coffee. This coffee is vibrant and intensely fruity. Our cupping notes had almost every berry you can get at the grocery store, cranberry, strawberry, blackberry, blueberry, raspberry... SO, we just went with the ole trusty mixed berry. Compared to our first lot, Gleidis' Coffee is a bit cleaner with a more complex acidity, and more fresh fruit flavors. It is hard to pinpoint why this is, but the most obvious one is the elevation. Gleidis' coffee is grown much higher on the mountain which makes the coffee trees store nutrients in the seeds at a higher rate.
La Palma Y El Tucan's project, Delagua is intensely committed to the preservation of water, thus the name. This project works mostly in the dryer Northern Part of Colombia known as Sierra Nevada. This style of processing is much more sustainable to the environment as it doesn't dirty clean water to process coffee. However it takes a careful producer to make great natural coffees.
This is where La Palma steps in. They help producers by picking and processing the coffee on their behalf, therefore insuring immaculate processing and higher cup scores over all. This is a very similar process to the Neighbors & Crops Coffees we have bought over the last 3 years.
33 year old Doña Gleidis Reatiga, bought the farm about 8 years ago and has been producing coffee for the last 5 years. Her husband helps to manage the land and is charge of the handpicking process. He is currently training Doña Gleidis in management practices and cherry-picking.
Producer: Gleidis Patricia Reatiga Camacho
ELEVATION: 1,730 masl