Arrived 2021 to Calgary Warehouse.
Forward has purchased 24kg of Potosi Natural SL34 'Garcia Marquez' Auction Lot from Cafe Granja La Esperanza Auction 2021.
Potosi 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.
They've 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 Potosi, they produce classic Colombian varieties like Caturra, Colombia, and 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, consistently exploring new techniques and processes to bring their coffees to a whole other level.
Price per kilogram: 175.00 USD FOB
Total kilos available: 24kg
Fermentation: 96 hours in anaerobic barrels stored in temperature control warehouse at 18 to 19°
Drying time: 48 hours in mechanical dryers, followed by 20 days on African beds
Drying temperature: 22 °C Max. - 17 °C Min
Altitude: 1,400 - 1,860 masl
Region: Caicedonia, Valle del Cauca