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La Leona - Colombia

Caramel / Blueberry / Praline

This coffee was grown by Luz Helena Salazar at the farm La Leona in the rolling foothills of the Andes in Quindio, Colombia. Luz Helena has been growing coffee for over 30 years, and is a lifelong advocate for Colombian grown coffee. She is recognised as an extremely talented farmer and as a strong, resourceful leader. She has a particular talent for managing people, and a wealth of agricultural knowledge. This coffee is harvested following strict ripeness criteria, floated and hand-sorted to remove any defects. Cherries are then exposed to 30 hours of underwater fermentation before being pulped. The parchment is then gently washed and dried in temperature controlled conditions until the ideal moisture content is achieved.

This micro-lot is 100% Tabi. This is a new variety developed in Colombia by “Federacion Nacional de Cafeteros”. A unique variety which is a cross between, Timor Hybrid, Bourbon and Typica. 

Luz Helena is married to Jairo Arcila whose coffee we have already showcased and enjoyed. We are very happy to be working with Colombian farmers who really take pride in their business and push the boundaries of coffee production.

La Leona is a delicious coffee, we have nutty praline, caramel and blueberry - a smooth and tangy coffee! Perfect any time of day!

Producer: Luz Helena Salazar

Origin: Quindio, Colombia

Altitude: 1,450 - 1,500 masl

Varietal: Tabi

Processing: Washed

Brew: V60 / Filter / Aeropress