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Sudan Rume / Natural


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This coffee is UNROASTED and is not drinkable.


Producer: Rigoberto Herrera
Farm: Café Granja La Esperanza
Region: Valle del Cauca
Altitude: 5840 feet
Varietal: Sudan Rume
Process: Natural

The Story

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!

95 Points from Coffee Review, April 2019: "A shape-shifter of a coffee: brilliant, original, absorbing."

Last year's roast was ranked No. 5 on Coffee Review's Top 30 Coffees of 2018!

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.


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