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Colombia La Pensilvania

Black Cherry Marzipan Panela

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This is a fully washed, 100% Castillo lot showing great depth with notes of marzipan, black cherry and pecan rounded out with a heavy, caramelized sweetness. Very full-bodied with a syrupy mouthfeel and lower perception of acidity.

Product Details

  • Producer: Diomed Montano
  • Country: Colombia
  • Region: Palermo, Huila
  • Elevation: 1800 m.a.s.l.
  • Variety: Castillo
  • Roast Level: Light Filter Roast
Sourcing Story

49th Parallel Crop To Cup Story

Diomed Montano’s farm ‘La Pensilvania’ can be found close to El Mirador in Palermo, Colombia. Located in one of the country’s most beautiful valleys, the farm is divided into two 5 hectare lots at approximately 1800 masl. The soil in this region is dense, humid, and very fertile. One of the most interesting things about Diomed’s work is that he has rebuilt his mechanical drier to be able to extend the drying times for his coffee. We believe that this custom made machine, with the ability to extend coffee drying from 36 hours to 3 full days, is what makes this coffee so unique. Diomed and his wife, who owns the lower part of the farm, have been consistently delivering coffee to the nearby cooperative for over 35 years.  

Our journey with Diomed Montano started at Azahar’s lab in Armenia, Colombia. When we first tasted this coffee we couldn’t believe it was a Colombian micro-lot. Even though it wasn’t part of our itinerary, we decided to pay Diomed a visit and see his operation. We’ve been happy partners ever since! 

Brew Guides

Brew Method

Ratio: 1g coffee to 16-17g water / Slurry temperature (coffee+water): 200 - 205 ̊F – 93 - 96 ̊C / Extraction: 20 - 21% / TDS 1.38-1.41%

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