Red Bank Coffee - Sweet Valley - Colombia
250g Whole Bean
Origin Finca Potosi, Granja La Esperanza, Caicedonia, Valle De Cauca, Colombia
Altitude 1,400-1,860 MASL
White Grape, Mango, Retsina
Colombia's Granja La Esperanza is renowned worldwide for its experimental and competition winning coffees. Sweet Valley, a natural-processed colombia variety from Finca Potosi, was one of our favourite coffees last year, so we are delighted to be able to offer it to you for a second year running. If possible, it is even tastier this year - clean, syrupy, and absolutely bursting with fruit flavour. In the cup it reminds us of white grape, mango and retsina.
Finca Potosi started life in 1930 when Israel Correa and Carmen Rosa Vega arrived in Caicedonia by mule from Armenia in the neighbouring department of Quindio seeking unoccupied land. They acquired the land on which Finca Potosi now stands for 4,000 Pesos (about $1.15 USD at the time), and started to plant arabica coffee. Israel and Carmen had fourteen children, and of those children it was their daughter Blanca and her husband Juan Antonio Herrera that were assigned to work on the farm in 1945. Today, Rigoberto Herrera continues the family tradition. Finca Potosi now has 188,725 coffees trees spread over 52 hectares. The farm is split into 10 lots and grows sidra, mandela, san juan, castillo and colombia varieties.
In Don Rigoberto's own words, "I see Café Granja La Esperanza contributing to what we all want in Colombia and the world. The contribution to peace, creating jobs, giving support and good treatment to the people who work in the countryside... That is the future of Café Granja La Esperanza, sowing peace, development and education for people".