Farm: La Esperanza Producer: Café Granja La Esperanza Micro region: Valle del Cauca, Trujilo Altitude: 1430-1760masl Variety: Mandela
It's holiday season! And we have something special from the Café Granja La Esperanza group.
Five farms now make up Café Granja La Esperanza: Cerro Azul, Las Margaritas, La Esperanza, Potosi and Hawaii. With a reputation for producing competition-winning coffees, processes are matched with varieties to produce unique flavor profiles.
Coming from the Las Margaritas farm, which is known to the workers as the ‘garden of varieties’, has built a reputation for competition-winning coffees due to the varied and unusual varieties grown.
Mandela is a self-pollinated selection from caturra x caturra, choosing a bean that gave the best characteristics. This was then crossed with the timor hybrid to provide some resistance to rust, before being crossed again with Ethiopian landrace varietals such as sudan rume, daleco, and villa sarchi. The offspring from those were then selected for the best performing and the varietal stabilized, with the resultant trees exhibiting both bronze and green tips.
It's the perfect coffee for seasonal flavors like Grand Marnier, raisins, and baker's chocolate. Have a great holiday!