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Colombia Finca Palmichal

Regular price $15.00 USD
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Paubrasil is transparently certified as part of the Regiao Cerrado Mineiro Designation of Origin program. Coffees certified with the Designation of Origin are grown on farms in an area encompassing 55 municipalities that produce coffees with a unique identity, resulting from the combination of climate, soil, terrain, elevation, and the “know-how” of producers. Paubrasil’s contributing producers belong to one of nine cooperatives or six associations affiliated with the Cerrado Coffee Growers Federation, have signed a statement of good practices in accordance with Brazilian labor laws and store coffee in accredited warehouses post-harvest.

Story:
Finca Palmichal is high on the western side of the Central Andes mountain range, near the municipality of Genova, in the department of Quindío. This region went through violent and difficult times during the peak of the guerrilla expansion in the country.

But now, after the negotiation between the government and the FARC, there is hope for continuing peace. 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 is 53 hectares in size and has approximately 350,000 coffee trees.

Impact:
The mill used by Atilano Giraldo 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. Don Atilano has also implemented special programs for women on the farm, and groups of women pickers are always assigned to groups closer to the farm and in the least steep areas, to minimize the distances they need to walk and the weight they need to carry. In addition, the farm provides very well-maintained camps for the pickers and "excellent" meals each day.

Origin: Colombia
Region: Quindio
Farm: Fincal Palmichal
Elevation: 1560 masl
Varietal: Castillo
Process: Washed
Flavor Profile: Chocolate, Maple, Orange