ABOUT THIS COFFEE
This is a natural processed coffee, allowing the coffee to ferment naturally in cherry for 36hrs with controlled fermentation, before being milled and dried. The team at La Esperanza have three gas fired mechanical driers (given the ‘tres dragons’ name ,that are installed at the mill) these dryers give total control over the drying process, resulting in optimal moisture content for roasting.
Finca La Esperanza is located on a mountain range in Caicedonia, Valle del Cauca. The farm sits at an altitude of 1430 - 1760 MASL and has approximately 23 hectares planted in coffee. Caturra and Castillo varietals are cultivated within the planation, and it is managed under strict sustainable agricultural practices. The Granja La Esperanza farms are amongst the most progressive and experimental plantations in the world. Cultivated varietals are selected for cup attributes over disease resistance, and pickers are paid by the day as opposed to weight, encouraging harvest of only the ripest cherries.
Café Granja La Esperanza was established over 90 years ago with a small state farm in Potosi, Colombia. The agronomists behind Granja La Esperanza purchased the farm and dedicated its plantation to processing high quality organically certified coffee. They have spent the last decade meticulously honing their craft and since shifted from traditional 'C' market coffees, to more delicate and exotic varietals coveted by the specialty coffee industry. They now manage three other farms in Colombia.
The quality control practices at Granja La Esperanza are based on three pillars; genetic material of the variety, the environment, and human talent. They have strict quality control procedures, 95 hurdles to be exact, in place to ensure consistently excellent cup quality. This comprehensive investment of time, energy and human resources can only come about through total dedication, of which the Granja La Esperanza team are committed 100 per cent. The Granja La Esperanza philosophy combines quality of the cup, quality of the environment, and quality of life for its workers and the greater community.
ABOUT THIS ROASTER
Black Sheep Coffee, was founded in the early 2000's, and has been a consistent supplier of specialty roasted coffee within the Brisbane coffee scene ever since. Opening its own roastery in inner-city Brisbane in 2014, Black Sheep has quietly made a name for itself for reliable, quality coffees, with an ever growing reputation as a destination for consistent blends and showcase single origin coffees.