This beautifully structured cup opens with aromas of strawberries and rose hips. Notes of dragonfruit and mulberry accompany marmalade sweetness in the cup, with a tea-like body. Almond and apricot emerge in the layered finish, with jasmine lingering on the tongue.
95 Points from Coffee Review, November 2021: "A multi-layered, tropical-fruit toned cup processed by the honey method—deep, rich, delicate, engaging."
Available whole bean in an 8oz or 4oz bag. This coffee roasts and ships on Tuesdays only. Please scroll down for more details.
Producer: The Herrera Brothers
Farm: Las Margaritas
Region: Caicedonia, Valle del Cauca
Altitude: 5,151-6,070 feet | 1,570-1,850 masl
Notes: Strawberry, Marmalade, Jasmine
Fermentation time for this coffee ranges between 19 and 22 hours in whole cherries, before removing the skin to start the second fermentation in parchment and mucilage, which lasts for 35 hours.
Once the coffee has been fully washed, it is mechanically dried. The temperature is closely monitored and ranges between 35°C (95°F) and 45°C (113°F). The final moisture percentage is around 10.5%.
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 Herrera brothers’ leadership and forward-thinking vision. In the last decade, the farm has transitioned away from traditional commodity-market coffees to the delicate and exquisite varieties coveted by the specialty coffee industry.
The Herrera brothers' patience and willingness to experiment with rare varieties has won them numerous accolades from the SCAA and Roasters Guild. They are also known for their fair and innovative production and labor practices. Optimal work conditions are a priority at the estate, where workers are paid fair wages and child labor is not permitted.
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