Papayo Natural El Palmar Specialty Coffee Farm | Fantine

Papayo Natural El Palmar

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Cultivar Papayo
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Processing Natural
Bag Size 24 Kg (One 24kg box with two vacuum bags of 12kg)
Packaging Vacuum
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Region Tolima
Estimated arrival 23 Sep, 2023
Processing Natural
Notes SweetFruity
Farming Reduced PesticidesDeforestation-freeSmall farmFamily farmYoung farmerVisitors welcomeDO Colombia
Cultivar Papayo
Altitude 1400 masl
Bag Size 24 (One 24kg box with two vacuum bags of 12kg)
Packaging Vacuum
Drying Sun-dried - Elba
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Terroir: Tolima

Tolima is located between the eastern slope of the central mountain range and borders the western part of the eastern mountain range and has all the thermal floors due to its location on the equator. This region has peaks at more than 5,000 metres above sea level with sub-zero temperatures (such as the Tolima snow-capped mountain) but also has temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius in the Magdalena valleys.

Rainfall is distributed throughout the year and the warm climate allows for twice-yearly flowering events and sandy textured soils with higher nutrient availability.

  • Altitude (m.a.s.l.) 1600-2100
  • Average temperature: 20.8 C
  • Annual rainfall (mm) 1880
  • Thermal Time (cumulative stages 2 and 3) 2140-2470


This variety, also known as Ombligon because of its protrusion (shaped like a navel) is a rare mutation that took place on a farm in Acevedo Huila, one hour from Pitalito. It points to Heirloom Ethiopian genetics. It has a grain similar to the Central American variety Pacamara, also with Bourbon lineage, and has a beautiful and aromatic blossom. Its cherries are similar in shape to the papaya fruit, which is what gave it its name.

The cup expresses itself with a balanced combination of aromas and flavours, as sweet and floral as the Gesha. The Papaya variety demands very specific nutrients to achieve the correct density, so it requires a nutritional plan that allows the correct growth process and avoids chlorosis (yellowing of the leaf tissue caused by a lack of chlorophyll due to nutritional deficiencies in the plant). If the plant is properly nourished, productivity is high and the grains are dense.

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