This November, the BlendIn team went on an origin trip to Colombia. Colombia is the 3rd largest coffee producing country in the world. There are over half a million coffee farms distributed in different regions of Colombia. It was a great pleasure for us to visit La Palma & El Tucan, one of the coffee farms with the highest quality coffee. Numerous baristas have won national and world competitions using coffee from La Palma & El Tucan.
It takes about 2 hours to drive from Bogota to La Palma & El Tucan. After we arrived, we were able to take a tour of the facility.
The farm is located about 1800 meters above sea level and has varying microclimates. Therefore, the coffee cherries are able to accumulate more sugar content, which is an important factor in why the coffee tastes so good.
La Palma & El Tucan not only grows and processes amazing coffees themselves, but also are making an effort to help the individual small holder farmers around the area. The project “Neighbors & Crops” is aimed to include 100 individual farm holders. La Palma & El Tucan buys coffee cherries directly from them with at almost double the market price. La Palma & El Tucan process the coffee using their knowledge and experience, which takes the burden of processing off the small holder farmers.
Sourcing a great coffee and serving it at BlendIn is the biggest reason that we went to La Palma & El Tucan. We were able to cup 12 different coffees, including 6 coffees from “Neighbors & Crops”, 5 from Hero Series, and 1 Legendary series. All the coffees on the table were were absolutely with premium quality. It was really difficult to decide which one to bring back home. In the end, we chose a natural Sidra which is very fruity and complex. This will be the 1st time we have served the Sidra varietal at BlendIn. Customers will be able to taste it at the end of November.
The 2-day visit at La Palma & El Tucan was such a great experience! We really appreciated the amazing work of La Palma & El Tucan Team. We hope we can go back again soon.Back to All News