Colombia

Villa Loyola Washed

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Key Lime, Golden Raisin, Praline

Villa Loyola Washed
Villa Loyola Washed
Villa Loyola Washed
Villa Loyola Washed
Villa Loyola Washed
Villa Loyola Washed
Villa Loyola Washed
Villa Loyola Washed

Colombia

Villa Loyola Washed

$20.00 Sale Save

Key Lime, Golden Raisin, Praline

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This juicy light roast opens with aromas of shortbread and persimmon, leading to notes of praline, apricot, and Key lime in the cup. Golden delicious apple sweetness and starfruit acidity resolve into an aftertaste of Key lime with a touch of oat. 

Producer: Villa Loyola Agroecological and Environmental Innovation Center
Farm: Finca Villa Loyola
Region: Pasto, Nariño
Altitude: 6,160 feet | 1,878 masl
Varietal: Caturra, Colombia, Catuaí
Process: Washed
Roast: Light
Notes: Key Lime, Golden Raisin, Praline

Under the leadership of Padre José Alejandro Aguilar Posada and farm manager Alejandra Giraldo, Finca Villa Loyola has converted from conventional agriculture to organic practices with a commitment to sustainability that's evident across its operations. Resident animals and micro-organisms are used to improve compost and soil; rainwater is collected for an advanced irrigation system; infrastructure has been constructed with renewable bamboo grown on the farm; and much more.

The farm's new wet mill allows for greater control and consistency in coffee processing, with equipment for pre-classification of coffee cherries, depulping, fermentation, and washing. The roof of the wet mill collects rainwater that is then stored in an underground tank to be further used to move and process the coffee cherry. During processing the water is recirculated, and at the end of the process the wastewater is redirected to a treatment reservoir.

Villa Loyola serves a model for what a long-term Direct Trade relationship can achieve, and what organic, sustainable agriculture looks like even when organic certification is not sought. Learn more in our Origin Trip video: