LAS MARGARITAS 1kg @ $90/kg
Arrived April 1, 2021
Forward purchased 2 x 24kg box of Las Margaritas, Natural Pacamara XO
8kg has been booked by Rogue Wave Coffee in Edmonton, Alberta
Owned by siblings, Rigoberto and Luis Eduardo Herrera, who come from a long standing coffee producing family. They are now third generation coffee producers, with their grandparents starting in coffee in 1945 right here at Potosi farm. After Juan Antonio Herrera and his wife Blanca Ligia Correa purchased the land, with existing Typica plants, they added three more cultivars, Red Bourbon, Yellow Bourbon and Caturra, and here, Cafe Granja La Esperanza began.
When Rigoberto and Luis took over the family operation in the late 90's, they took the labour intensive job of pivoting the farms to organic production. Shortly after taking over, they purchased the land that is now Finca La Esperanza and expanded their organic coffee production.
They've done major renovations to the farms during the past 30 years of ownership and management, planting new, exotic varieties throughout the 52 producing hectares of Potosi Farm. Here they're producing classic Colombian varieties like Caturra, Colombia, Tabi and they have beautiful exotics such as Geisha, Sidra, San Juan, Mandela, SL28 and more.
On top of industry leading farm practices, they're also innovating the world of coffee processing, constantly exploring new techniques and processes to bring their coffees to a whole other level.
Granja la Esperanza has coined a process known as XO for it's luxurious and dense body that comes through the processing. Whole cherry is fermented for 50 to 60 hours in a special tank and then is dried in a controlled manner using mechanical silos.Variety: Pacamara
Price per kilogram: $46.20 USD FOB
Process: Natural XO
Total kilos available: 48kg
Harvest date: November 2020
Fermentation: 50 hour whole cherry fermentation in special tanks below 30°C
Drying time: 72 hours in mechanical silos followed by a few days in solar dryers .
Temperature: 22 °C - 17 °C Min.
Altitude: 1,570 - 1,850 masl
Region: Caicedonia, Valle del Cauca
Rainfall: 1340 mm/year