POTOSI [2020]



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Arrived October 19, 2020

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, Tabi 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 Tabi lot underwent a process called XO.

Tabi is a varietal that was harvest in January of 2020 for the first time at Potosi farm and planted just three years ago. Tabi is a Variety developed by Cenicafe, the research lab of the federation of Coffee growers in Colombia around the year 2000 with some crossing (breeding) studies between Timor hybrid, Bourbon and Typica. The word Tabi means “good ” in Guambiano (indigenous Colombian) dialect.

Variety: Tabi
Price per kilogram: 41.99 USD FOB
Process: 'XO' Natural
Total kilos available: 24kg 
Harvest date: January 2020 
Fermentation: 168 hour whole cherry anaerobic fermentation in dark plastic tanks and below 18 °C 

Drying time: 48 hours in mechanical silos followed by 7 days in covered raised beds. 
Drying temperature: 34 °C Max. - 18 °C Min.  
Altitude: 1400 - 1860masl
Region: Trujillo, Valle del Cauca
Rainfall:  1340 mm/year
Humidity: 73%