La Piragua Lot 2, Colombia - Grapefruit, Blackberry, Sugar cane
Origin: Palestina, Huila
Producer: Alexander Vargas
Farm: Finca La Piragua
La Piragua Lot 2, from a different days harvest on Alexander Vargas’s family owned and operated Finca La Piragua brings that same sugar cane sweetness and juicy grapefruit-like acidity as our first lot released this year but with a slightly darker blackberry flavour to the cup profile.
Producer Alexander Vargas began working on his family owned coffee farm, later purchasing his own farm, Finca La Piragua, in the Palestina area of the Huila region. He adapted the land and built it into a coffee plantation from scratch, planting his own coffee from seed. He owns his own processing equipment, which means he depulps all his coffee cherries the day after picking, puts the coffee through a double fermentation, and then dries it to a specific moisture content using a parabolic drying bed.