Arrival expected December 4th.

Forward has purchased 10 x 35kg bags of Las Margaritas, Washed Yellow Bourbon.

Six (6) bags have been booked by Seth Taylor Coffee by Design in Toronto, Ontario


Las Margaritas 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.

Granja la Esperanza has nearly 5 hectares of Sudan Rume planted at their Las Margaritas farm, nearby to many other exotic coffee varieties they've invested in. Though the yields are low and the Sudan Rume varietal is susceptible to disease, the cup quality is of exceptional quality thanks to meticulous attention to detail.

Variety: Yellow Bourbon
Price per kilogram: $10.36 USD FOB
Process: Washed
Total kilos available: 350kg (10 x 35kg GrainPro Bags) 
Harvest date: June 2021 
Fermentation: 12-hour whole cherry aerobic fermentation in stainless steel tanks below 30°C prior to being pulped

Drying time: 48 hours in mechanical silos, followed by ~15 days in solar dryers . 
Drying temperature: 34 °C Max. - 18 °C Min.  
Altitude: 
1,570 - 1,850 masl

Region: Caicedonia, Valle del Cauca
Rainfall:  1340 mm/year
Humidity: 73%