La Esperanza is the namesake of the renowned Granja La Esperanza group of farms.
Owned by siblings, Rigoberto and Luis Eduardo Herrera, who come from a long standing coffee producing family.
Many different coffee varieties are planted throughout La Esperanza. This is a the original farm, spanning 35 hectares and also hosting the family home, the processing facility where Cerro Azul and La Esperanza coffees are perfected.
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.
Price per kilogram: 35.36 USD FOB
Process: Natural Anaerobic
Total kilos available: 24 kg
Harvest date: April 2020
Fermentation: 168 hours enclosed in dark plastic tanks with controlled temperature Drying time: 6 days dried in a controlled temperature silo
Drying temperature: 32 °C Max. - 18 °C Min.
Altitude: 1430 - 1760masl
Region: Trujillo, Valle del Cauca
Rainfall: 1.526 mm/year
Humidity: 80 – 85%