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APR-MAY 2019

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Felipe Sardi & Sebastián Villamizar OF COLOMBIA'S CELEBRATED LA PALMA Y EL TUCAN By Chris Ryan MASTER IF YOU'VE BEEN ENGAGED in the special- ty-coffee community in the last few years, chances are you've heard the name La Palma y El Tucan. The coffee estate located in Colombia's Cundina- marca Department has been a hot topic of discus- sion: Baristas regularly present the farm's coffees at high levels of coffee competition. Roasters trumpet the exquisite La Palma y El Tucan coffees they have on offer. And a wide array of coffee pro- fessionals frequently make the trek to La Palma y El Tucan, subsequently fl ooding our Instagram feeds with the farm's photo-worthy scenery. As you learn more about La Palma y El Tucan (known in shorthand as LPET), you start to understand why the farm has so much star power: It's a special place in so many ways. Felipe and his wife, Elisa Madrinan, founded LPET in 2011 to present an innovative and inclusive model to 107

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