Sweet Valley - Granja La Esperanza, Colombia

Notes White Grape, Mango, Riesling
Origin Finca Potosi, Granja La Esperanza, Caicedonia, Valle De Cauca, Colombia
Altitude 1,400-1,860m
Process Natural
Variety Colombia

Colombia's Granja La Esperanza is renowned worldwide for its experimental and competition winning coffees. It comes as no surprise then that they've knocked it out of the park again with this wonderfully juicy and uplifting Colombia variety from Finca Potosi.

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".

Finca Potosi now has 188,725 coffees trees spread over 52 hectares. The farm is split into 10 lots and grows Sidra, Mandela, San Juan, Castillo and Colombia varieties. This coffee is a natural Colombia that is fermented for 15 hours before being moved to a dehumidifier for around 72 hours until fully dried. 

In the cup it is incredibly juicy with a syrupy, almost resinous body, and notes of white grape, mango and riesling.

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