Silky and complex. Aromas of cantaloupe, Swiss chocolate, and clove invite you to take you first sip. We found notes of marshmallow, cherry, persimmon, and almond brittle. A pleasant, cherry-like acidity compliments the plum acidity all the way through to a finish of spiced cookie.
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
Varietal: Sudan Rume
Notes: Persimmon, Almond Brittle, Plum
After careful picking, the cherries are left intact to ferment for 19-22 hours. They are then depulped without water to begin a second fermentation step in parchment and mucilage for 35 hours. After washing, they are mechanically dried to a moisture content of about 10.5%.
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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