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LA PALESTINA EDITION | This Bourbon varietal lot comes from the Alarcón family's Finca La Palestina in the Andes of northern Peru. José Alarcón, the second-generation grower leading La Palestina, has worked to reorient the farm's operations toward quality in recent years, and it shows in this sparkling coffee.
  • SKU Peru Cruz del Sur Limited Release
  • Country Peru
  • Region within Country San José del Alto, Jaén
  • Elevation 1750 m.a.s.l
  • Farm Finca Palestina
  • Farmer / Producer Name Alarcón Coronel family
  • Buyer Jay Cunningham
  • Cultivar Bourbon
  • Harvest Time July 2019
Direct Trade 1
Single Origin 1
In Season 1
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Peru Cruz del Sur Limited Release

The Alarcón family's Finca Palestina is nestled high in the majestic Andes mountain range, near the village of San José del Alto in the Cajamarca region of northern Peru. The farm lies at the end of a long and windy road, about three hours from the nearest paved highway.

José Alarcón is the second-generation grower leading Finca Palestina, and he has partnered with the team at Origin Coffeelab in recent seasons to systematically improve everything the farm does. This approach led them to co-invest in a new depulper, new fermentation tanks, and new raised beds for drying, and to identify the most promising genetic material on the farm.

Many of the coffee trees in the area around La Palestina have fallen victim to the dreaded coffee leaf rust disease, but José noticed some older Bourbon plants on the farm that appeared a bit different than other trees and were thriving. He began collecting seeds from these hardy trees, which he refers to as "Bourbon mutations," and sent samples for genetic testing. We are still waiting for a verdict on the coffee's genetics, but one thing is beyond doubt: the cup quality of the first significant harvest of the Alarcón's “Bourbon mutations” is phenomenal.

The coffee has great balance and a crisp citric acidity not common in this part of Peru. We are thrilled to offer this lot from the Alarcón family and Finca Palestina.

Espresso

Espresso

All home and commercial espresso machines.

Turkish Grind

Turkish Grind

If you need a little bit coarser grind for your espresso machine or utilize this favorite preparation in eastern Europe.

Stovetop Espresso

Stovetop Espresso

Moka pots and stovetop espresso kettles need a very fine grind.

Cone Filter - Paper

Cone Filter - Paper

Most automatic and electric brewers utilize this grind setting.

Cone Filter - Gold

Cone Filter - Gold

Automatic brewers with reusable mesh filters, or a Kone manual brewing insert.

Universal

Universal

If you're buying for a friend, or are just not sure - this is a good grind for most drip brewers.

Technivorm

Technivorm

We found this excellent automatic brewer needed a bit coarser grind than other cone filter brewers.

Vacuum Brewer

Vacuum Brewer

For those with an electric or flame-heated vacuum brewer.

Flat Bottom - Paper

Flat Bottom - Paper

Any basket-style brewer, including automatic and Kalita wave manual brewing.

Flat Bottom - Gold

Flat Bottom - Gold

For automatic brewers with basket-style reusable filters.

French Press

Hario Dripper

Manual pourover cone brewing is a simple, no frills way of brewing.

Grind Type

French Press

A classic of immersion brewing. Select this grind for perfect classical preparation.

Chemex

Chemex

The iconic Chemex, this grind provides a perfectly paired offering for the special filters made for this brewer.

Percolator

Percolator

Our coarsest grind, this also provides a good pre-ground solution for cold brew at home.

Whole Bean

Whole Bean

For those with a grinder at home, we love freshly ground coffee! We prefer burr grinders for a more even brew.