Mallorca Geisha , COLOMBIA 2018
Hacienda Mallorca is a farm near Caicedonia in the Valle del Cauca state of southwestern Colombia producing specialty coffee on most of its 51 hectares including microlots of caturra, yellow bourbon, and geisha varieties. The farm is run by Santiago Londono, a 4th generation coffee farmer and environmentalist with a focus on agricultural adaptation and sustainability in the face of climate change. The farm was certified by the Rainforest Alliance in 2006 and the 18 natural springs on the property are protected by conservation forests. All of the water used in the farm’s domestic and industrial processes is filtered and treated before it is returned to the environment.
In addition to their unique coffee varieties and devotion to their environment, Mallorca perhaps places their strongest emphasis on post-harvest processing. They mainly produce fully washed coffees, combining traditional techniques with more experimental controlled fermentations. They also produce semi-washed (honeyed) and natural coffees, processes far less commonly seen in Colombia.
We are thrilled to offer our first of hopefully many lots from Mallorca, a naturally processed Geisha with sweet and bright fruit notes of watermelon and strawberry candy and floral honeysuckle.