Arrived December 31 2021 to Calgary Warehouse in Calgary, AB
Forward purchased 1 x 24kg boxes of Potosi Natural Yirgacheffe
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 lot consists of the seeds brought from a friend of an Ethiopian Heirloom. What that means is the coffee was growing wild in the forests of Ethiopia, and the exact genetics have not been specified, though Cafe Granja La Esperanza is doing research into this.
The flavour profile is very akin to that of an Ethiopian coffee, with a little more oomph behind the personality. It's filled with the citrus, stone-fruit and floral qualities you might expect out of an Ethiopian coffee, though it's got this depth to the tactile sensation that is full, comforting and mouthwatering.
Variety: 'Yirgacheffe' as referred to by Cafe Granja La Esperanza
Price Forward paid per kilogram: $66.14 USD FOB
Total kilos available: 24kg (1 x 24kg vacuum sealed boxes)
Harvest date: July 2021
Fermentation: 36 hours in a low controlled temperature
Drying time: 15 days in raised beds.
Drying temperature: 34 °C Max. - 18 °C Min.
Altitude: 1400 - 1860masl
Region: Trujillo, Valle del Cauca
Rainfall: 1340 mm/year