Esperanza Collection
Esperanza Collection
Esperanza Collection
Esperanza Collection
Esperanza Collection
Esperanza Collection
Esperanza Collection

Esperanza Collection

Colombia

$50.00


The Story

Direct Trade

This box contains two 8 oz bags of rare coffee from Granja La Esperanza, Mokka and Sudan Rume Natural.

PT’s Coffee is proud to be Direct Trade partners with award-winning producers Rigoberto and Luis Herrera.

Nearly a century old, Granja La Esperanza has taken great strides under the brothers’ leadership and forward-thinking vision. In the last decade, the farm has diverged from the traditional “C” market coffees, to the more delicate and exquisite varieties coveted by the specialty coffee industry, some of them organic.

In 2012, Cafe Granja La Esperanza achieved a “Triple Crown,” landing in 2nd, 3rd, and 7th place in the SCAA’s Coffees of the Year competition.

Key Production Notes from Granja La Esperanza:

  • All coffees are hand-picked at peak ripeness and pre-fermented in-cherry for 8 hours.
  • The depulping machines are calibrated according to bean size and no water is used during the depulping process.
  • The parchment is sun-dried on African raised-beds until it reaches a moisture content level of 11% before being stored in Grain Pro bags.
  • Every coffee lot is sampled and cupped by the Quality Control Lab at Granja La Esperanza before being sent to the dry mill.

Mokka

Details

Producer: Rigoberto Herrera
Farm: Granja La Esperanza
Altitude: 5085 feet
Varietal: Mokka
Process: Washed
Roast: Light
Notes: Raisin, Malt, White Grape

The Story

The Mokka from Granja La Esperanza is exceptional both in quality and rarity. Generally only found in the state of Hawaii, this variety was originally cultivated in Yemen and features the smallest bean of any Arabica. Mokka is known for its strong character, dense body, and pronounced sweetness. The aptly named farm of Hawaii at Granja La Esperanza has a microclimate perfectly suited to this variety, featuring volcanic sandy loam soil, mild average temperatures, and full sun.

The patience and willingness of the brothers Herrera to experiment with rare varieties has won them numerous accolades from the SCAA and Roaster’s Guild. They are also known for their fair and innovative production and labor practices. The Mokka is harvested twice a year, then washed and carefully sun-dried for up to 14 days. Optimal work conditions are a major priority at the estate, where workers are paid fair wages and child labor is not permitted.

Sudan Rume

Details

Producer: Rigoberto Herrera
Farm: Granja La Esperanza
Altitude: 5840 feet
Varietal: Sudan Rume
Process: Natural
Roast: Light
Notes: Strawberry, Plum, Meyer Lemon

The Story

Sudan Rume is an exceptionally rare coffee with a beautiful flavor profile. As its name suggests, the varietal was discovered in the country of Sudan, near its border with Ethiopia. This is a naturally occurring cultivar from the Bourbon family, bursting with red fruit and floral flavors, but very low-yielding. Due to the tree’s low yield, Sudan Rume has mainly been used as a breeding varietal, creating hybrid trees that produce more fruit with some of it's highly praised flavor characteristics.

Recently farms in the specialty coffee world have begun to allot some of their farmland to Sudan Rume trees. As the harvest is incredibly small, this coffee is a classic case of quality over quantity. We are thrilled to be offering this limited crop and hope you enjoy it too.

Coffee Notes

This box contains two 8 oz bags of rare coffee from Granja La Esperanza, Mokka and Sudan Rume Natural.

Mokka

This lightly roasted coffee features a milk chocolate and raisin aroma. When brewed it has a malt flavor and milk chocolate sweetness. The body is juicy with a white grape acidity and a sweet almond finish.

Sudan Rume Natural

This lightly roasted coffee features an intensely floral, magnolia aroma. When brewed it has a velvety body and vibrant Meyer lemon acidity, with notes of strawberry and pineapple, and a honeysuckle sweetness. The finish is deeply sweet and reminiscent of plums.

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