POTOSI [2021]



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Arrived December 31 2021 to Calgary Warehouse in Calgary, AB

Forward has purchased 80 x 70kg bags of Potosi Washed Field Blend. 

Three (3) bags have been booked by Epoch Chemistry in Moncton, New Brunswick

Six (6) bags have been booked by Roasti Coffee in Sherwood Park, Alberta

Sixty (70) bags have been booked by Rosso Coffee Roasters in Calgary, Alberta

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. 

Shortly after taking over, they purchased the land for Finca La Esperanza and expanded their organic coffee production.

This lot is an Estate blend, comprised of Caturra, Colombia varieties. It has been fully washed in a traditional ceramic tank, without water, for a range of 30 - 35 hours. Following this, the coffee has been dried in a mechanical silo until achieving 11% final moisture content.

Variety: Caturra, Colombia
Price Forward paid per kilogram: $6.27 USD FOB
Process: Washed, Traditional
Total kilos available: 5600 kg (80 x 70kg)
Harvest date: May - July 2021
Fermentation: Parchment is left in ceramic, open-air tanks for 30-35 hours 

Drying time: 7 days dried in a controlled temperature silo 
Drying temperature: 32 °C Max. - 18 °C Min.  
Altitude: 1430 - 1760masl

Region: Trujillo, Valle del Cauca
Rainfall:  1.526 mm/year
Humidity: 80 – 85%