This rich, punchy cup opens with aromas of dark chocolate and strawberry jam. We found notes of cherry schnapps, nutmeg, and kumquat in the brewed cup, with lemon zest acidity balancing strawberry jam sweetness. The complex finish features rosemary, cocoa, and a touch of rum.
Producer: Rigoberto Herrera
Farm: Potosí, Café Granja La Esperanza
Region: Valle del Cauca
Altitude: 4,593-6,562 feet | 1,400-2,000 masl
Notes: Cherry Schnapps, Strawberry Jam, Rosemary
This uniquely flavorful lot has become one of our most anticipated arrivals each year. This time our roasting team developed it further to a medium roast, bringing out herbal complexity and boozy flavors alongside the rich fruit notes typical of the lot.
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 36 hours under controlled temperature. After fermentation the coffee begins drying in a silo for 48 hours, and is then moved to a solar drying facility for 15 days, until it reaches a moisture content of 11%.