Café Granja La Esperanza Finca Potosi 3-Pack




3 x 40g lots from the world renowned Café Granja La Esperanza, Finca Potosi.

Café Granja La Esperanza is the first famous farm I visited. It is clear when you arrive that they mean business. They are innovative and experimental. They have many control points and quality checks throughout the growing and processing of their coffees. They strive to be the best.

To put it simply, they are very good at what they do and that is produce some of the world's best coffee year after year winning multiple awards and coffee competitions.

This trio lets you experience CGLE’s efforts cultivating unique, interesting varietals and using modern techniques to make each lot truly exceptional.

From the Importer:

Finca Potosi is owned by siblings, Rigoberto and Luis Eduardo Herrera, who come from a long standing coffee producing family. They are now third generation coffee producers, with their grandparents starting in coffee in 1945 right here at Potosi farm. After Juan Antonio Herrera and his wife Blanca Ligia Correa purchased the land, with existing Typica plants, they added three more cultivars, Red Bourbon, Yellow Bourbon and Caturra, and here, Cafe Granja La Esperanza began.

When Rigoberto and Luis took over the family operation in the late 90's, they took the labour intensive job of pivoting the farms to organic production. Shortly after taking over, they purchased the land that is now Finca La Esperanza and expanded their organic coffee production.

They've done major renovations to the farms during the past 30 years of ownership and management, planting new, exotic varieties throughout the 52 producing hectares of Potosi Farm. Here they're producing classic Colombian varieties like Caturra, Colombia, Tabi and they have beautiful exotics such as Geisha, Sidra, San Juan, Mandela, SL28 and more. 

On top of industry leading farm practices, they're also innovating the world of coffee processing, constantly exploring new techniques and processes to bring their coffees to a whole other level.

Natural Yirgacheffe - 40g

Yirgacheffe is believed to be an Ethiopian Heirloom variety originating from the Yirgacheffe region.

Natural SL34 - 40g

SL34 was originally selected in Kenya in the late 1930s at the Scott Agricultural Laboratories. Individual tree selections made at the Scott Laboratories in Kenya during the 1935-1939 period were prefixed “SL.”

Anaerobic Natural Sidra - 40g

Cafe Granja La Esperanza originally brought the seeds back from a trip to Ecuador in 2016 and began the Sidra nursery late that year. Sidra is a Bourbon/Typica cross originating in Ecuador.