Caturra, Castillo, Colombia
Brown Spice, Brown Sugar, Cherry, Cranberry, Grapefruit, Melon, Milk Chocolate, Peach
70 kg GrainPro
Palmera, named for Colombia’s national tree, is part of Ally’s Core Coffee program. The country boasts hundreds of microclimates from its Caribbean coast in the north to its equatorial highlands in the south, and Palmera Supremo represents a classic fully washed profile, with balanced notes of sweet tropical fruit, spices, and rich chocolate. Full body and medium acidity are characteristic of clean Colombian coffees.
Palmera is sourced and processed with our partners Aromas del Sur in Pitalito, Huila, where they have a new state of the art dry mill that sorts, cleans, and selects coffee prior to preparing it for shipment. Palmera, as with all of our core coffees, represents the hard work of many farmers and supports many communities of producers.
The Colombian Department of Huila is located in the southern portion of the country where the Central and Eastern ranges of the Andes mountains converge. Huila’s capitol city of Neiva is dry, flat, and desert-like, markedly different from the coffee regions further south.
Centered around the city of Pitalito, Huila’s coffee farms are predominately smallholder owned and over the past ten years have made consorted efforts to produce specialty coffee that reveals the full character of the region’s terroir. Selective manual harvesting, attentive processing, and careful post-harvest sorting all contribute to increasing recognition of the region.
Huila’s Departmental coffee committee, the local connection to the national Colombian Coffee Growers Federation, has invested notable resources into training producers in everything from fertilization to roasting. This, combined with producer enthusiasm, has created a regional culture of quality-focused production.
Huila holds important historic significance dating back to pre-Columbian cultures. The archeological site at San Augustin includes a large number of stone carvings, figures, and artifacts that offer a rare glimpse into the land’s past prior to colonialism.