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 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%