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Granja La Esperanza / Sidra Natural

Blue Label
Fruit Cocktail, Hibiscus, Kiwi

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One of our most fruit-forward offerings. This juicy coffee opens with aromas of lemon meringue, strawberry, and mint. Its kiwi sweetness and lime-like acidity play with notes of tamarind, musk melon, and fruit cocktail. We found a pleasant hint of hibiscus in the finish.

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: Potosí
Region: Caicedonia, Valle del Cauca
Altitude: 4,593-6,562 feet | 1,400-2,000 masl
Varietal: Sidra
Process: Natural
Roast: Light-Medium
Notes: Fruit Cocktail, Hibiscus, Kiwi

The Story

After picking and careful selection, the cherries are placed in a special tank with a one-way valve for anaerobic fermentation. Fermentation lasts 48 hours in whole cherries. The concentration of sugars in the cherries gives the cup more intense flavors. The temperature during fermentation is controlled every 6 hours so it doesn't exceed 30ºC. When fermentation has completed, the cherries are mechanically dried for 48 hours to quickly reduce their moisture content and then they continue to dry on patios for 8 days.

Direct Trade

Nearly a century old, and spread across five farms in Valle del Cauca and Cundinamarca, 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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Blue Label coffees roast and ship on Tuesdays only. Order by 4PM CT on Monday to be included in Tuesday's roast. All coffee and merchandise in your order will be produced and shipped on the Blue Label roast day unless you specify otherwise in the Order Notes section of your shopping cart. Please see our Shipping FAQs for more details.

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