POTOSI [2022]




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Arrived 2022 to Calgary Warehouse.

Forward has purchased 36kg of Potosi Honey Sidra 'Ave de Paraiso' Auction Lot from Cafe Granja La Esperanza Garden Auction 2022.

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.

This is amongst the first harvests of Sidra for Cafe Granja la Esperanza. They originally brought the seeds back from a trip to Ecuador in 2016 and began the Sidra nursery late that year. 

Variety: Sidra
Price per kilogram: 126.78 USD FOB
Process: Honey
Total kilos available: 36kg 
Harvest date: 2022
Fermentation: 72 hours in anaerobic tanks in cherry, followed by secondary 96 hour fermentation with the mucilage

Drying time: dried with the mucilage for 13 days in mechanical dryers
Drying temperature: 22 °C Max. - 17 °C Min
Altitude: 1,400 
- 1,860 masl
Region: Caicedonia, Valle del Cauca
Rainfall:  1340 mm/year
Humidity: 73%