La Piragua, Colombia - Red Currant, Strawberry, Sugar cane
Origin: Palestina, Huila
Producer: Alexander Vargas
Farm: Finca La Piragua
La Piragua is a beautifully complex coffee that has been one of our favourites lots out of Colombia this year. Grown on the family owned and operated Finca La Piragua in the Palestina municipality of the Huila region by producer Alexander Vargas, this coffee is brimming with a rich comforting sweetness and syrupy texture. Look for slightly spice-like aromatics that lead to a pronounced sweetness and lovely notes of red currant, strawberry, and sugar cane.
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.