Our coffee comes from the beloved and renowned coffee growing region of Quindio, Colombia, sourced through our friends at Cofinet. Quindio lies west of the highest Andes Sierra on the Eve Cafetro (coffee axis) and boasts an incredibly desirable climate and terrior for coffee growing. In Quindio’s far south lies a municipality called Génova, which is where you can find Atilano Giraldo’s farm, Finca El Palmichal.
Atilano is a third-generation coffee grower. His Father was originally from the Antioquia Department and ended up in the Quindio region in the 1950s cultivating coffee and working in the coffee community. Atilano inherited the Finca El Palmichal from his father - a 70-hectare farm where he grows and cultivates the Castillo variety only.
A seasoned professional, Atilano focuses on organic farming practices and very much cares for the land and soil where he grows his coffee. Instead of using traditional fertiliser, he develops his own organic compost by analysing the soil and blending the lacking nutrients into the compost mix.
When it comes to harvest time, Atilano has employed a particularly compassionate and progressive mentality. In farming positions more commonly reserved for men, Atilano’s farm offers opportunities to women, the elderly, and disabled people to help his fellow Colombians find proper employment and remuneration.
For Atilano, sharing his knowledge and love for coffee is essential to keeping the family tradition alive. Fortunately for him, and the Génova coffee community, one of his songs and some of his nephews are involved at Finca El Palmichal, and are very eager to learn about coffee production and trade. We expect to see great coffee grown at Finca El Palmichal for many generations to come.
Atilano’s coffee is sweet, smooth and beautifully balanced. It’s a unique cup with tasting notes of juicy white peach, lime, cacao nibs and maple syrup.
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