Aromas of strawberry jam, sandalwood, and raisin introduce this complex and layered cup. The silky body carries flavors of lemonade, allspice, and dragonfruit, with bright tangerine acidity complementing a stewed prune undertone throughout. The herbal finish, reminiscent of rosemary and lavender, completes this captivating cup.
Last year's harvest was Coffee Review's #3 Coffee of the year! 95 Points, April 2019: "A shape-shifter of a coffee: brilliant, original, absorbing."
This coffee is available whole bean in 4-ounce pouches or 8-ounce Blue Label tube packaging, roasting and shipping on Tuesdays only.
Producer: Rigoberto Herrera
Farm: Café Granja La Esperanza
Region: Valle del Cauca
Altitude: 5,840 feet
Varietal: Sudan Rume
Notes: Lemonade, Strawberry Jam, Allspice
Sudan Rume is an exceptionally rare coffee with a beautiful flavor profile. As its name suggests, the varietal was discovered in the country of Sudan near its border with Ethiopia. It's a naturally-occurring varietal from the Bourbon family, bursting with red fruit and floral flavors, but very low-yielding. Due to the tree’s low yield, Sudan Rume has mainly been used as a breeding varietal, creating hybrid trees that produce more fruit with some of its prized flavor characteristics.
Recently, farms in the specialty coffee world have begun to allot some of their farmland to Sudan Rume trees. As the harvest is incredibly small, this coffee is a classic case of quality over quantity. We are thrilled to be offering this limited crop again and hope you enjoy it too!
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. We've been proud to partner with a producer who values experimentation with rare and difficult varieties, always focusing on quality over quantity. The results over the years have always been worth it!
Key Production Notes from Granja La Esperanza:
• All coffees are hand-picked at peak ripeness and pre-fermented in-cherry for 8 hours.
• The parchment is sun-dried on African raised beds until it reaches a moisture content level of 11%, then stored in Grain Pro bags.
• Every coffee lot is sampled and cupped by the Quality Control Lab at Granja La Esperanza before being sent to the dry mill.
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.