Colombia - Las Margaritas | Sudan Rume Natural - 100g - July 14th Pre-order
Pre-order for July 14th - any items order with this coffee will be shipped out at the same time.
This is a wild, complex, unique, and a little spicy coffee with tasting notes that remind us of:
Fruits: Raspberry, Grape, Guava, Banana, Strawberry Candy
Acidity: Lemon, Blueberry, Kiwi, Pomello
Floral: Bergamot, white flowers
Sweet: Plum wine, Lemon Curd, Ripe Tropical Fruits, Lollipop,
Texture: Creamy, Buttery Pastry
Spice: Gin, Coriander, Mint, Mixed Spice Funk, Ginger Candy
Farm: Las Margaritas - Herrera Family
Producer: Granja La Esperanza
Region: Trujillo, Valle del Cauca
Harvest: Jan 2021
Variety: Sudan Rume
Elevation: 1700-2000 MASL
Fermentation: 30 hours whole cherry anaerobic fermentation in stainless steel tanks below 30 °C
Drying time: 48 hours in mechanical silos followed by 7 days in covered raised beds.
Drying temperature: 34C Max - 18 C min
Great for both filter and unique espresso
Sudan Rume is a landrace coffee variety first discovered in the Sudanese highlands in 1942. It is a rare variety that usually have complex savoury notes such as ginger, lemongrass, and coriander, among other unique sweetness.
More about Granja La Esperanza:
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. The Herrera family owns 5 specialty coffee farms namely, Cerro Azul, La Esperanza, Potosi, Finca Hawaii, and Las Margaritas, which is where the Sudan Rume came from.
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 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. Granja la Esperanza has nearly 5 hectares of Sudan Rume planted at their Las Margaritas farm, nearby to many other exotic coffee varieties they've invested in. Though the yields are low and the Sudan Rume varietal is susceptible to disease, the cup quality is of exceptional quality thanks to meticulous attention to detail.