Valle del Cauca + Cundinamarca
Nearly a century old, and spread across five farms in Valle del Cauca and Cundinamarca, Colombia, Café Granja La Esperanza has taken great strides under the brothers’ leadership and forward-thinking vision. In the last decade, the farm has diverged from the traditional “C” market coffees to the more delicate and exquisite varieties coveted by the specialty coffee industry, while achieving Rainforest Alliance certification.
Rigoberto sent his head agronomist to a farm they rented in Boquete, Panama, where he learned about farming the Gesha variety. He then brought his knowledge back to to the farm, and they began cultivating what would be Colombia’s first lot of Gesha coffee.
In 2012, Café Granja La Esperanza achieved a “Triple Crown,” landing in 2nd, 3rd, and 7th place in the SCAA’s Coffees of the Year competition. More recently, our roasts of their coffees have routinely received high scores from Coffee Review.
We look forward to working with Rigoberto and Luis Herrera for many years to come.