Brewing Recommendation: Filter Brew / Modern Espresso
This is a deep-toned coffee with notes of grape and mixed berries, as well as a pleasant winey aroma left in the cup, reminding one of a glass of red wine.
Led by Luis and Rigoberto Herrera, Granja La Esperanza is a pioneering coffee farm that has never stopped experimenting to push the boundaries of coffee production, including the invention of their exclusive X.O. processing method which won Lex Wenneker his 1st-runner up title in WBC 2018 (Wenneker competed with X.O. processed Geisha).
Granja La Esperanza’s origin traces back to as far as 1930 when their first farm, Potosi, was acquired in Valle de Cauca, Colombia. After nearly one century of family business, Cafe Granja La Esperanza manages five excellent farms today: Cerro Azul, Las Margaritas, La Esperanza, Hawaii and of course, the very first farm, Potosi.
Their extraordinary vision and adventurer spirit for coffee production resulted in amazing achievements, including Best of Panama 2018 Champion and 1st-runner up in 2019. In year 2012, three of La Esperanza’s coffee won 2nd, 3rd and 7th place at the same time in SCAA’s Top Ten Coffee of the Year – an achievement which turned all eyes to them.
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On the Naming of the Coffee
At The Crackpots Coffee Roaster, we always try to help beginners and advanced drinkers alike to understand more about coffees. One of our efforts is to explain the various cryptic names of coffees which could be confusing.
Here’s a breakdown of this coffee:
Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a country in South America
Granja La Esperanza
Often referred to as CGLE among specialty drinkers, Granja La Esperanza is a specialty coffee producing farm led by Luis and Rigoberto Herrera.
A processing method where the whole coffee cherries are dried under the sun for an extended period of time.