POTOSI [2021]




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Arrived December 15th, 2021 to Calgary Warehouse.

Forward has purchased a 7 x 24kg box of Potosi XO San Juan.

One (1) box of 24kg has been booked by Prairie Lily Coffee in Lloydminster, Alberta.

One (1) box of 24kg has been booked by No6 Coffee Co in Nelson, BC.

One (1) box of 24kg has been booked by Thankful Friend Coffee in San Diego, California.

Potosi is owned by siblings, Rigoberto and Luis Eduardo Herrera, third-generation coffee producers, who come from a long-standing coffee-producing family. Their grandparents started their careers in coffee in 1945 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. It was then that Cafe Granja La Esperanza began.

When Rigoberto and Luis took over the family operation in the late '90s, they took on the labor-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. At Potosi, they produce classic Colombian varieties like Caturra, Colombia, and Tabi. As well as 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, consistently exploring new techniques and processes to bring their coffees to a whole other level.

Variety: San Juan
Price per kilogram: 19.84 USD FOB
Process: XO Natural
Total kilos available: 7 x 24kg 
Harvest date: May 2021 
Fermentation: 48 hours in special closed tanks in whole cherry

Drying time: 48 hours in mechanical silos, followed by 8 days in solar dryers
Drying temperature: 22 °C Max. - 17 °C Min
Altitude: 1,400 
- 1,860 masl
Region: Caicedonia, Valle del Cauca
Rainfall:  1340 mm/year
Humidity: 73%