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Arrived October 19, 2020 

Forward purchased 10 x 24kg boxes of Natural Mandela from La Esperanza. This coffee is sold out for 2020, please let us know if you're interested for 2021.

Five (5) boxes have been booked by ZAB Coffee in Montreal, Quebec

Five (5) boxes have been booked by Rosso Coffee Roasters in Calgary, 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. Shortly after taking over, they purchased the land for Finca La Esperanza and expanded their organic coffee production

This lot is a unique variety called Mandela, which has been developed here at La Esperanza. It's a crossing of Caturra x Caturra, crossed with Timor-hybrid, then again crossed with Ethiopian materials such as Sudan Rume, Daleco and Villa Sarchi. This Mandela lot is fermented in whole cherry for 168 hour in sealed tanks. Following the fermentation, they spend 2 days in silos with controlled temperatures for dehydration, and finish drying for 7 additional days on solar dryers. 

Variety: Mandela
Price per kilogram: 18.34 USD FOB
Process: Natural
Total kilos available: 240 kg (10 x 24kg vacuum sealed boxes) 
Harvest date: April 2020 
Fermentation: 36 hours whole cherry fermentation in open-air controlled temperature
Drying time: 48 hours dried in silo followed by 15 days in raised beds 
Drying temperature: 35 °C Max. - 18 °C Min.  
Altitude: 1430 - 1760masl

Region: Trujillo, Valle del Cauca
Rainfall:  1.526 mm/year
Humidity: 80 – 85%