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Colombia Cafe Granja La Esperanza Java

Cupping notes

Delicate and sweet, wine, kiwi, and orange.

Description

As early as 1930, Israel Correa and Carmen Rosa Vega arrived in Valle del Cauca, looking for unoccupied land to begin a farm, acquiring Potosi. Over the next few years, they didn’t make many changes to their lives, except for raising a big family, which was a Colombian tradition. Following this and the lack of labour, the children had to help by doing farm work. In 1945, three different varieties were introduced to the existing Typica; Yellow Bourbon, Red Bourbon and Caturra.

Two of the eleven children, Rigoberto and Luis, showed special interest in coffee production and processing. They decided to give their crop a new direction, changing to organic in the late 90’s. Besides Potosí, another farm in the Trujillo region was acquired to enlarge the organic production, La Esperanza farm. In 2007 Don Rigoberto had the chance to lease and manage a coffee farm in the region of Boquete in Panama, called “La Carleida”, and a year later obtained first place in the “Best coffee of Panama”. At this point he decided to bring some of the Geisha seeds to Colombia, starting a new era in the history of Granja La Esperanza.

Five farms now make up the Café Granja La Esperanza: Cerro Azul, Las Margaritas, La Esperanza, Potosi and Hawaii. With a reputation for producing competition winning coffees, processes are matched with varieties to produce unique flavour profiles. The Java varietal is grown on La Esperanza farm, an Ethiopian variety that is tolerant to most diseases and has low fertilizer requirement.

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Origin
Process
Washed
Altitude
1430 - 1760m
Flavour
Species
SCA score
86.25
Varietal

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