POTOSI 1kg @ $225/kg
Arrived April 1, 2021
Forward purchased 1 x 24kg box of Potosi Natural Sidra
12kg has been booked by Rogue Wave Coffee in Edmonton, Alberta
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 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.
These beautifully ripe Sidra cherries are fermented in a special closed tank that's not completely sealed, to allow a small amount of air flow. The fermentation lasts 48 hours in whole cherry and never gets above 30C. Following fermentation, the cherries are dried in a mechanical dryer for 48 hours prior to finishing the drying process in covered raised beds for an additional 8 days.Variety: Sidra
Price per kilogram: $125.40USD FOB
Total kilos available: 24kg
Harvest date: November 2020
Fermentation: 48 hours special closed tanks in whole cherry
Drying time: 48 hours in mechanical silos followed by 8 days in solar dryers .
Drying temperature: 22 °C Max. - 17 °C Min.
Altitude: 1,400 - 1,860 masl
Region: Caicedonia, Valle del Cauca
Rainfall: 1340 mm/year