Gregorio Palli



Country: Bolivia

Farmer: Gregorio Palli

Mill: AGRICAFE, Caranavi

Region: Copacabana, Caranavi

Varietals: Caturra

Elevation:1600 m

Process: natural

Tasting Notes: strawberry, lemon candy, wine gums

Gregorio and family are among the first members of AGRICAFE's Sol de la Mañana program which provides technical, agronomic and financial support for producers who renovate their farms and adjust practices to achieve higher yields and quality. His farm is stunningly beautiful and is the centrepiece of the small Colonia (colony/village) of Copacabana - about 45 mins from the mill in Caranavi. This is our 3rd year buying from the Palli's. In previous years the coffees of Copacabana were pooled. This is also the first of two lots from Gregorio this year and is natural processed 100% caturra. Fruit left on, dried in temp controlled raised beds then pulped and washed - all at the Agricafe mill - post payment. That means no risk for the Palli's. That is why it's here, on the menu. People jump on fruity naturals without context nor an understanding of the inherent risks of aggressive fermentation processing for small producer lots. We feel good about this one. Enjoy, responsibly ;)