This lively, fruity coffee introduces itself with aromas of ruby red grapefruit, milk chocolate, and port wine. The juicy body bursts with pineapple, overripe strawberry, and caramel notes, while tamarind acidity provides balance. Pecan and more grapefruit in the aftertaste provide a slightly drying finish.
94 Points from Coffee Review, April 2020! "Deeply fruity, sweetly fermenty, headily floral... A bombshell of a coffee with enough personality to stand up to a lemon tart — for breakfast, of course."
Producer: Rigoberto Herrera
Farm: Café Granja La Esperanza - Potosi
Region: Valle del Cauca
Altitude: 5,250-6,560 feet
Notes: Overripe Strawberry, Caramel, Red Grapefruit
From the Herrera brothers at Café Granja La Esperanza:
"This rich and expressive profile resurged from the ashes of our Potosi farm, devastated by a voracious fire, leaving just dust under our shoes. As always in Café Granja La Esperanza, we looked at the bright side of things and that is how we found ourselves in front of an empty space to redesign and organize our entire production facility. We adopted three dragons to help us bring to life, with their fire, one of our most recognized and demanded profiles. The versatility of the dragons showed us new ways of enhancing natural notes in this already beautiful profile, making it richer in taste and intensity."
Production Notes from Granja La Esperanza
The coffee cherries are picked manually and rigorously sorted before fermenting for 10 hours under controlled temperature. After fermentation, the coffee is left in a silo for 48 hours, then moved to a solar drying facility for 24 to 48 hours, then returned to the silo until it reaches a humidity of 11% (approximately 120 hours of drying).