Municipality: San Pedro Necta
Producer: Multiple smallholders
Mill: Beneficio Bella Vista
Varieties: Bourbon, Caturra, Pache, Catuai
Elevation: 1800-1975 masl
Tasting Notes: Lychee, Delicate Florals, Almond Butter
Las Palomas is named after the eponymous mountain peak near San Pedro Necta, where multiple smallholder farms sit at elevations of over 1800 masl. The high altitude delays peak harvest until March. Families pick, wash, and dry their own coffees in two rounds during March and April before sending coffees to the dry mill at Beneficio Bella Vista.
This super-focused regional blend is lively on the nose with a delicate floral bouquet and malic fruit notes. Even as a filter coffee Las Palomas has the coating sweetness of almond butter with cinnamon and honey. It’s smooth & silky, and has the delicate structure of fresh lychee. (If you’re unfamiliar with this prickly little fruit, think of pears and grapes with a bit of bite and a hint of rose. Yum.) This is a perfect coffee to finish the transition from the hot Mid-Atlantic summer into a cool, apple-spice-filled autumn.
Imported by: Collaborative Coffee Source.