Origin Information

Luis & Rigoberto Herrera, Cerro Azul, Granja La Esperanza
Trujillo, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
May - July | October - December
1,800 - 2,000 meters
Sandy loam
Depulped without water, then fermented underwater for 19 - 22 hours, fully washed, and mechanically dried.

Background Details

This coffee is sourced from a family owned estate located in the municipality of Caicedonia within the Valle del Cauca department, Colombia. The Granja, consisting of four distinct farms (Cerro Azul, Las Margaritas, La Esperanza, Potosi, and Hawaii), is managed by Rigoberto and Luis, two of eleven siblings following in the footsteps of their grandparents who began cultivating coffee in Valle del Cauca in the 1930s. Rigoberto and Luis meticulously manage the various micro-climates throughout the four farms to ensure optimum adaptability and exceptional cherry maturation for the Gesha variety at Cerro Azul. The brothers have also embraced innovation at their wet and dry mill to reduce water and fossil fuel consumption. Beyond coffee, the brothers focus on creating gender balance in the workforce, dignified wages, and educational opportunities for workers and their children.