Arrived 2022 to Calgary Warehouse.
Forward has purchased 36kg of La Esperanza Hybrid Washed Mandela 'Rosas' from Cafe Granja La Esperanza Garden Auction 2022.
La Esperanza 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.
Rigoberto and Luis have 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 Las Margaritas, they produce classic Colombian varieties like Caturra, Colombia, 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, constantly exploring new techniques and processes to bring their coffees to a whole other level.
Price per kilogram: 94.44 USD FOB
Process: Hybrid Washed
Total kilos available: 36kg
Harvest date: 2022
Fermentation: 48 hour open-air fermentation in cherry, followed by 72 hour secondary open-air fermentation after de-pulping
Drying time: 48 hours in mechanical dryers
Drying temperature: 15°C - 21°C
Altitude: 1,430 - 1,760 masl
Region: Trujillo, Valle del Cauca