Blue Label | Granja La Esperanza

Sudan Rume Natural

$45.00 Sale Save

Brandied Cherry, Mixed Berry, Marmalade

Sudan Rume Natural
Sudan Rume Natural
Sudan Rume Natural
Jeff and Maritza Taylor with Rigoberto Herrera
Sudan Rume Natural
Sudan Rume Natural
Sudan Rume Natural
Jeff and Maritza Taylor with Rigoberto Herrera

Blue Label | Granja La Esperanza

Sudan Rume Natural

$45.00 Sale Save

Brandied Cherry, Mixed Berry, Marmalade

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Final roast Tuesday, 6/14.

Aromas of mixed berries, milk chocolate, and port introduce this complex and layered coffee. The silky body carries flavors of blackcurrant and milk chocolate, with marmalade acidity complementing a brandied cherry undertone throughout. A soft finish of sugar wafer with a hint of cardamom completes this captivating cup.

Available whole bean in an 8oz or 4oz pouch. This coffee roasts on Tuesdays only—order by 4PM CT on Monday to be included in Tuesday's roast.

Details

Producer: Rigoberto Herrera
Farm: Las Margaritas, Café Granja La Esperanza
Region: Valle del Cauca
Altitude: 5,151-6,070 feet | 1,570-1,850 masl
Varietal: Sudan Rume
Process: Natural
Roast: Medium
Notes: Brandied Cherry, Mixed Berry, Marmalade

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.

Our roast of the 2020 harvest was a 2021 Good Food Awards Finalist!

Direct Trade:
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:

• Hand-picked at peak ripeness and fermented in-cherry for 48 hours. Then the coffee is moved to solar drying for 28 days. Coffee is left in storage for 3 months to help stabilize it and reduce the astringency of freshness.

• Every lot is sampled and cupped by the Quality Control Lab at Granja La Esperanza before being sent to the dry mill.

Blue Label FAQ

Roast Schedule

Blue Label coffees roast and ship on Tuesdays only. Order by 4PM CT on Monday to be included in Tuesday's roast.

Your entire order will ship on the Blue Label roast day unless you request otherwise in your order notes.

Packaging

Blue Label coffees are available whole bean only, in 4oz or 8oz pouches.