The Papayo variety is rare outside of Huila and little is known about how it arrived in Colombia. It was originally thought to be a Caturra mutation, but genetic testing by World Coffee Research indicates a close relationship with Ethiopian Landraces. Papayo cherries are distinctive, with an elongated shape.
The trees are very strong and very productive, also very resistant when it comes to roya sickness. This very special variety was named after the shape and smell of the cherries, which are looking like little papayas.
Omar’s Papayo coffee it one of the kind. The complex flavour of passionruit, grape and berries intensity reflect the uniqueness of Papayo coffee varietal. The honey anaerobic executed very well that give a well balanced and delicate fruity coffee taste.
Finca Sa Luis is an exceptional coffee farm from Libano, Tolima, that we know practices organic farming to produce Geisha coffee. Located near the Ecuadorian border and at high altitude, Finca San has an ideal microclimate and fertile soil for growing high-quality coffee.
Beside growing the finest coffee, Omar has a high sense of responsibility and respect for the environment. Therefore, he chose to implement organic farming practices, mainly using his pulped cherries and animal waste as organic fertilizer. This does not come without a challenge since organic farming reduces harvest yields by up to 60%. One way to overcome this is by opening more coffee farms to achieve the harvest yield target.
Now, Omar enjoys sustainable and economic coffee growing since his production costs have significantly dropped and he can preserve local nature while growing good coffee.