POTOSI [2020]



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Arrived October 19, 2020

Two (2) bags have been booked by The Library Specialty Coffee in Toronto, Ontario

Six (6) bags have been booked by Little Victories Coffee in Ottawa, Ontario

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.

When Rigoberto and Luis took over the family operation in the late 90's, they took the labour 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. Here they're producing classic Colombian varieties like Caturra, Colombia and they have 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. This Caturra is called 'Las Mariposas', because it's intentionally fermented twice, giving it beautiful vibrant acidity, some lovely floral tones and a magnificent mouthfeel.


Variety: Caturra
Price per kilogram: 10.17 USD FOB
Process: 'Las Mariposas' Double Fermentation Washed
Total kilos available: 525kg (15 x 35kg) 
Harvest date: March-April 2020 
Fermentation: 36 hour whole cherry fermentation in an open-air drum, followed by 24 hour mucilage fermentation in traditional tiled tanks, then the parchment is fully washed

Drying time: 5 days dried in a controlled temperature silo 
Drying temperature: 34 °C Max. - 18 °C Min.  
Altitude: 1400 - 1860masl
Region: Trujillo, Valle del Cauca
Rainfall:  1340 mm/year
Humidity: 73%