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La Leona
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Traceability: Farm
A coffee produced at a plantation combining a specific terroir anda producer’s unique know-how, expressing a history and a vision.
Quality
83+
Quantity
Very limited
Education points
50
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ESTATE
La Leona
La Leona
Tolima
Colombia
Producer
Laura Enciso
Altitude
1800 - 2100 m
Environment
Trpical
Species
arabica
Varietal
Red caturra
Harvest period
October to December
Harvest type
Manual
Process
Fully washed
Drying
Patios
Sensory profile
« Notes of milk chocolate, caramel and a nice citric acidity.  »
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Women coffee
THE ESTATE RANGE
Traceability: Farm
A coffee produced at a plantation combining a specific terroir and a producer’s unique know-how, expressing a history and a vision.
Quality
83+
Quantity
Very limited
Education points
50

ABOUT

La Finca La Leona is located in the Tolima region, more precisely on the terroir of Planadas. One of the strengths of this region is that you can drink fresh coffee all year round thanks to two harvest periods. The first from October to December and the second, the mitaca, from May to July.

Fresh coffee all year round and a woman produced coffee!
This 43 hectare farm, 25 of which are dedicated to growing coffee, is managed by Laura Enciso who took over the reins of the family farm in 2019. 
During a sourcing trip with our team, one of our clients was immediately won over by the incredible potential of this farm and he chose to support Laura over several years to reforest the area and help her start a transition to organic farming.

This commitment between a producer and a roaster perfectly reflects our vision for the specialty coffee sector: through concrete projects, create sincere, direct and long-term relationships between those who produce, roast and drink coffee!

What is a WOMEN COFFEE?

We decided to support women producers by identifying their coffees with a WOMEN COFFEE logo. Why?
Because women play a vital role in the industry, they have a strong involvement in the farms and represent more than 70% of the labour force in the fields, harvesting, sorting the beans...
However, only 10% of them are entrepreneurs and only 20% are landowners (including joint ownership with their spouses). 
Increasing the income of women producers has a direct and positive impact on the education of children and the comfort of the home.

LA LEONA

This 43 hectare farm, 25 of which are dedicated to growing coffee, is managed by Laura Enciso who took over the reins of the family farm in 2019.
During a sourcing trip with our team, one of our clients was immediately won over by the incredible potential of this farm and he chose to support Laura over several years to reforest the area and help her start a transition to organic farming. In a country where still too few women are at the head of farms, it is important to us to support her. His farm is located near the village of Gaitania and all the conditions are met to produce a very high quality of cup (altitude, terroir, climate ...). This commitment between a producer and a roaster perfectly reflects our vision for the specialty coffee sector: through concrete projects, create sincere, direct and long-term relationships between those who produce, roast and drink coffee!


Ground
xxx

Rainfall
2307 mm

Temperature
22,5°C

Humidity
0.00

Shadow
Reforestation in progress

Preparation

Fully washed

LA LEONA

Strengths

Planadas terroir | 2 periods of crop | Committed woman producer | In transition to organic agriculture

The history of the producer

The story
of the producer

La Finca La Leona is located in the south of Tolima, in the region of Planadas and more precisely in the village of Gaitania. Afranio Enciso, whose personal history would leave no-one indifferent. He used to run the farm with his son. They worked together to improve the quality of their coffee, for example by testing different varieties and perfecting their post-harvest processes. Efforts that bore fruit, because in 2015 they finished 8th in the Cup of Excellence. This is quite an achievement, because over 1,000 coffees were competing, and a good indication of the exceptional properties of their terroir. Sadly, Afranio’s life fell apart when he learnt that his son had died. The farm was abandoned for over two years before his daughter, Laura, took over about eight months ago. There are still far too few companies managed by women in this country, so we felt very strongly about wanting to encourage her, because all the conditions are met for producing a very high-quality cup.

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