Dovetail - Colombia

Notes Green Apple, Cranberry, White Chocolate
Origin Finca Potosi, Caicedonia, Valle De Cauca, Colombia
Altitude 1,400-2,000m
Process Washed
Variety Caturra, Colombia, Castillo
Recipe Espresso: 18.5g in / 42g out / 28 seconds

Named in homage to the Arts & Crafts movement inspired by John Ruskin, who spent his last thirty years in Coniston, the home of Red Bank, we select Dovetail from seasonal crop to deliver a balanced, fruit-forward espresso. Just like the eponymous dovetail joint, this coffee requires skill and patience to execute perfectly, but the reward is an elegant and perfectly balanced cup of coffee.

Our current offering comes from Finca Potosi in the Caicedonia region of Colombia, part of the famous Café Granja La Esperanza group of farms. In the cup it is tart and snappy up front with notes of green apple and cranberry, and a silky white chocolate finish.

Alongside Daterra, Café Granja La Esperanza is regarded as one of the most pioneering coffee producers in the world. Their focus on quality and experimentation has seen them win numerous prestigious awards in recent years.

Finca Potosi started life in 1930 when Israel Correa and Carmen Rosa Vega arrived in Caicedonia by mule from Armenia in the neighbouring department of Quindio seeking unoccupied land. They acquired the land on which Finca Potosi now stands for 4,000 Pesos (about $1.15 USD at the time), and started to plant arabica coffee. Israel and Carmen had fourteen children, and of those children it was their daughter Blanca and her husband Juan Antonio Herrera that were assigned to work on the farm in 1945. Today, Rigoberto Herrera continues the family tradition. In his own words, "I see Café Granja La Esperanza contributing to what we all want in Colombia and the world. The contribution to peace, creating jobs, giving support and good treatment to the people who work in the countryside... That is the future of Café Granja La Esperanza, sowing peace, development and education for people".

We are proud to support Rigoberto's vision by offering you this delicious coffee from this inspirational farm.

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