Colombia Palomas كولومبيا بالوماس

Colombia Palomas كولومبيا بالوماس

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Net Weight 250g  الوزن ٢٥٠ جرام

Acai Berry | Guava | Rhubarb


Farm: Los Palomas del Sur

Varietal: Caturra & Castillo

Processing: Fully Washed

Altitude: 1,900 meters above sea level

Owner: Robinson Pillimue

Town / City: Agua Blanca

Region: Inza, Cauca

Country: Colombia


الإيحاءات: توت الآساي | جوافة | راونــد

المزرعة: لوس بالوماس دل سول

 السلالة: كاتورا & كاستيو 


الارتفاع: ١،٩٠٠ متر فوق سطح البحر

المزارع: روبنسون بيليميو

المدينة: اجوا بلانكا

المنطقة:  انزا، كاوكا

البلد: كولومبيا 


Story Behind The Coffee


Produced at 1,900 meters above sea level, this very special lot was selected out from the rest of the organization's producers as being of exceptional quality. This coffee provides a great showcase for what this remote and often overlooked region of Colombia has to offer.The municipality of Inzá is located in the corner of the Department of Cauca, bordering Tolima and Huila looking out to the west over the Pacific Ocean. Situated on the “Macizo Colombiano” (the Columbian Plateau), which surrounds the high peaks of Tolima and Huila, the region is an important source of water and wildlife, in addition to being prime coffee growing land.Robinson isa member of one ofInza’s most well-known producer families, the Pillimues, who renowned throughout the region for the high quality of their coffee. Robinson worked on his family’s farms (both immediate and extended family members) throughout his youth and gained much of his expertise ‘on the ground’. More recently, however, he wanted to strike out on his own. In partnership with Leonardo Henao, Pergamino Coffee Roasters’ Director of Quality(a childhood friend),he has now established his own farm, which he has called ‘Los Palomos del Sur’ (Pigeons of theSouth). The two friends spent more than two years making changes and improvements to the farm after it was first purchased, as the infrastructure was significantly deteriorated. However, now that the changes are made, it is onward and upward, and (we imagine) great things to come.In recent years, our export partner, Pergamino, has launched a new project with the Pillimue family, specifically in the region of Cauca. In order to offer upmarket access more widely in the region and to put more control in the hands of local people, the family (who has long supplied coffee to Pergamino from their various family member farms) has opened a small warehouse and cupping lab with funding from Pergamino. They act as logistics and sourcing partners and are able to provide quality assessment services for nearly 150 families in the area, which is far more impactful than any other regional association, reaching not just San Antonio, but now also the towns of Belen, La Palmera, Agua blanca, Pedregal, Palmichal, San Jose and Santa Teresa. Most importantly, the Pillimue/ Pergamino partnership enables more families than ever before to access higher prices by placing coffee on the speciality market.Today, Pergamino works with more than 600 smallholder farmers in four Departments (Cauca, Antioquia, Huila andNariño),and their influence continues to grow. They have developed relationships with the communities over time, providing invaluable feedback on quality and training in quality assessment. They are committed to transparency in their partnerships with these farmers, ensuring that profit margins are clear and that value-added by quality goes directly to the producer. The premiums that Pergamino pays (and that Mercanta pays) range from 30-300% over market prices (depending on cupping score and volume). They also provide technical assistance so that farmers can continue to improve crop quality.During the harvest season, Pergamino has committed to monthly visits to the group in order to cup and advise on quality. All coffee produced by the group that cups at 84+ points will be purchased. 84 scoring coffees will be added to the municipality (Inza) lot, 85 scoring to the sub-municipality (San Antonio) lot and higher scoring lots (such as this one) may be held aside as micro-lots to be marketed under the farmer/family's own name.