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