Cafe Granja La Esperanza describe themselves as producers of 'ultra speciality high altitude coffee', their coffees are regularly showcased in brewing and roasting competitions around the world - they have a well deserved reputation for quality and innovation.
This particular lot of Colombia has been naturally processed to showcase the fruity flavours; cherry is fermented for 15 hours at a controlled temperature before being moved to their dehumidifier for another 72 hours (or so) until fully dried.
As you'd expect from Cafe Granja, the results in the cup are something very special.
Our tasting notes: Strawberry, cranberry and white chocolate
Producer - Cafe Granja La Esperanza
Region - Valle de Cauca
Process - Washed and Sun-dried
Varietal - Colombia
We're thrilled to be working with Cafe Granja again this season, their approach brings care and attention to every stage of production; from planting to picking through to processing and milling.
In the late 90's they moved production to organic methods, buying a neighbouring farm - La Esperenza. In 2007 Rigoberto Herrera leased and managed a farm in the Boquete region of Panama; 12 months later his crop was placed first in the Best Coffee Of Panama competition. At this point he decided to bring some of the Geisha seeds back to Colombia ... it's not surprising to learn that La Esperanza describe themselves as growers of ultra-specialty coffee!