La Palma & El Tucan is a world-famous coffee estate and eco-tourism destination situated on the eastern side of the Colombian Andes, two hours away from the capital Bogota. It was established when founders Felipe Sardi and Elisa María Madriñan saw the demand for higher-end Colombian specialty coffee in stark contrast with the capability of the coffee growers to meet it.
Between 2011 and 2012, they converted previous cattle farmland into a fully-equipped coffee farm focused on innovation while ensuring the well-being of the environment & the farmers. Their coffees have reaped awards on national and world coffee competition stages since 2016. 2019 was most memorable when Korea's Jooyeon Jeon used their coffee to win 1st Place in the World Barista Championship.
Now in their 10th year, they continue to innovate cultivation practices, processing methods, and business models. They have re-engineered the farm from monoculture to polyculture, introduced Bio-innovation and Bio-Natural techniques, and expanded the geographic scope of their relationship coffee framework called Neighbors & Crops.
Equation Coffee represents a small group of like-minded Panama and Colombia producers that enact eco-socially conscious choices in their coffee cultivation, processing, and marketing. They are La Palma & El Tucan, Delagua Coffee Paradise, and Creativa Coffee District. Their business model, called Neighbors & Crops, is geared towards invariably innovating and delivering premium specialty coffee while making a lasting, beneficial impact on the community and the environment.
Our long-term relationship with Equation Coffee has allowed us to make internationally sought-after coffees available here in our corner of the world.