This sweet, silky cup begins with aromas of rose, berry jam, and navel orange. Its surprising champagne grape brightness plays with notes of cherry limeade and mango, balanced by a rich butterscotch sweetness. Look for floral coffee blossom, fruity cocoa nib, and a soft bite of tamarind in the finish.
Available whole bean in an 8 oz Blue Label tube, 8 oz pouch, or 4 oz pouch. This coffee will roast and ship on Tuesdays only—scroll down for more info.
Producer: Rigoberto Herrera
Farm: Cerro Azul, Café Granja La Esperanza
Region: Valle del Cauca
Altitude: 5,578-6,562 feet
Notes: Berry Jam, Rose, Mango
The Herrera brothers at Café Granja La Esperanza have earned accolades from the SCAA, Roasters Guild, and Coffee Review for meticulous processing and a willingness to experiment with rare varieties like Sudan Rume and Mokka, which have become very popular among our customers. We're very excited to offer this gesha from the Cerro Azul farm, which presents another stunning flavor profile from our long-term Direct Trade partner.
The hybrid fermentation of this lot—both in the intact cherry and then again with the skin removed—allows beautiful florals and tropical notes to shine.
Production Notes from Granja La Esperanza
Fermentation: Manual and rigorous picking. Depulped without using water. Coffee is stirred and sensorial tasted to determine the ideal fermentation based on the cup profile wanted. Fermentation time for this coffee ranges between 19 and 22 hours in whole cherries and then the skin is removed to start the second fermentation step in parchment and mucilage for 35 hours.
Drying: The coffee is left 48 hours in the silo (average temperature of 35 °C) then passed to solar drying for approximately 15 days.
This coffee will be produced once a week, on Tuesdays. All coffee and merchandise in your order will be produced and shipped on the same day unless you specify otherwise in the Order Notes section of your shopping cart. Please see our Shipping FAQs for more details.