Aromas of cherry, berry jam, and honeysuckle introduce this complex and layered coffee. The round body carries flavors of blood orange and pomegranate, with redcurrant acidity complementing a nutmeg undertone throughout. The soft finish of pear—with a hint of cacao—completes this captivating cup.
Last year's harvest was Coffee Review's #3 Coffee of the year!
Available whole bean in an 8 oz Blue Label tube, 8 oz pouch, or 4 oz pouch. This coffee roasts and ships on Tuesdays only—you must order by 4PM CT Monday to be included in Tuesday's roast.
Producer: Rigoberto Herrera
Farm: Las Margaritas, Café Granja La Esperanza
Region: Valle del Cauca
Altitude: 5,152-6,070 feet
Varietal: Sudan Rume
Notes: Cherry, Honeysuckle, Blood Orange
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 for breeding, 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!
In 2012, Café Granja La Esperanza achieved a “Triple Crown,” landing in 2nd, 3rd, and 7th place in the SCAA’s Coffees of the Year competition. We've been proud to partner with a producer who values experimentation with rare and difficult varieties—the results over the years have always been worth it!
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.
This coffee will be produced once a week, on Tuesdays. You must 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 same day unless you specify otherwise in the Order Notes section of your shopping cart. Please see our Shipping FAQs for more details.