Arrived October 19, 2020
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.
Many different coffee varieties are planted throughout La Esperanza. This was the second farm, with Potosi being the first, spanning approximately 35 hectares with a processing facility where Cerro Azul and La Esperanza coffees are perfected.
This lot is a highly coveted coffee variety called Laurina, or to some, Bourbon Pointu. The seed has a tear-drop appearance to it, the reason it's been known as 'pointed Bourbon'. This is naturally low in caffeine content, with a bright and vibrant acidity, and wonderful sweetness. This Laurina is harvested at a purple colour and taken to silos to dehydrate for 48 hours. Following this, they're laid in raised beds, under solar dryers for 15 days.
Price per kilogram: 66.3 USD FOB
Total kilos available: 24 kg
Harvest date: April 2020
Fermentation: This coffee does not see an intentional fermentation stage - it's taken directly to silos to begin dehydrating.
Drying time: 2 days dried in a controlled temperature silo followed by 15 days on raised solar beds
Drying temperature: 32 °C Max. - 18 °C Min.
Altitude: 1430 - 1760masl
Region: Trujillo, Valle del Cauca
Rainfall: 1.526 mm/year
Humidity: 80 – 85%