One more unique coffee by the Colombian farmers and team of Café Granja La Esperanza! The group of farms that produce these coffees have been getting more and more popular over the years as they have been getting involved in plenty new varieties and experimental processing methods that show up in competitions around the world every year!
Samba Coffee Roasters travelled to Colombia once again and saw their great facilities firsthand. One of the coffees we tasted and chose to bring back home was the Geisha from the Cerro Azul farm!
The coffee trees grow at an altitude between 1700-2000masl and the picking is done only when the cherries reach the optimum Brix level (grade of 18). For the next step they are fermented in large, open tanks for 20 hours. The second stage of fermentation finds the cherries moved to closed tanks where they stay for 70 hours. This allows the cherries to produce more sugars which are vital to the lovely boozy effect we find in naturally processed coffees. After the initial fermentation stage, the cherries are moved into mechanical dryers for 8 days.
Limited quantity. Offered in 150gr air-tight, recyclable bags.
Coffee is roasted when an order is placed.
District: Valle del Cauca, Caicedonia
Farm: Cerro Azul
Process: Double Natural
Cup Profile: Passion fruit, strawberry, pineapple.
Malic acidity, smooth body