MICROLOT: Sweet Valley
FARM: Potosi Farm, Cafe Granja La Esperanza
REGION: Valle de Cauca
ALTITUDE : 1400 - 1860 MASL
VARIETAL : Colombia
PROCESS : Natural
FLAVOUR NOTES : Blueberry, White Chocolate, Cranberry
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Café Granja La Esperanza are well known for producing competition winning coffees. They are known for experimenting by matching processes with varieties to produce unique flavour profiles. Different varieties will respond at differing rates to processing methods.
It all began in 1930 when Israel Correa and Carmen Rosa Vega arrived in Valle del Cauca, seeking unoccupied land to start a farm and acquired Potosi. Five farms make up Café Granja La Esperanza – Cerro Azul, Las Margaritas, La Esperanza, Potosi and Hawaii. With 188,725 trees over 52 hectares, the farm is split in to 10 lots, and grows Sidra, Mandela, San Juan, Castillo and Colombia. Sweet Valley is a microlot, as a natural Colombia landing at a time when fresh crop fruity coffees are harder to come by. The cherry is fermented for 15 hours at a controlled temperature before being moved to a dehumidifier for another 72 hours until fully dried. It is then dehulled and bagged for export.