Onyx Coffee Labs Colombia La Palma Jorge Silva Lactic
Story: Here’s another banger from fermentation masters La Palma y El Tucan through their Neighbors & Crops program. This coffee comes from academic-turned-producer Jorge Silva with agronomic support from La Palma. Their expert pickers and ingenious lactic processing method lead to a sweet, silky and wild cup.
Roaster’s Notes: Green Grape, Sugar Cane, Black Tea, Slick
Our Take: It’s like a funky yellow natural wine; real grapey and slick.
Roaster Background: Onyx Coffee Lab, based out of Arkansas, is widely known as the industry leader in transparent and ethical green coffee buying. They don’t operate on payment contracts; everything is paid for 50% up front and 50% when it lands. They freely share what they pay per pound green and what they internally score each coffee at.
They’re also known for tacking on extra for producers doing good in their communities to help support those initiatives such as building schools and infrastructure.