We are delighted to offer these rare and exclusive nano lots from the best producer in the business.
Cafe Granja La Esperanza is a producer we have worked with since day one here at SLVRSKIN.
These coffees are from CGLE’s competition selection, and showcase the absolute pinnacle of coffee quality, standards and processing.
There are hybrid varietals exclusive to their respective farms, and also processing methods devised and perfected by CGLE.
Multi award, multi competition winning CGLE is recognised worldwide as the best there is.
Five farms now make up the Café Granja La Esperanza: Cerro Azul, Las Margaritas, La Esperanza, Potosi and Hawaii.
Sidra HW is a limited release from the municipality of Caicedonia and lies on the Potosi farm; 52 hectares, 188725 (coffee) trees sitting in a temperature band between 17-22°C.
With rainfall at an average of 1340mm per year and humidity around 73%, these are great coffee growing conditions.
They produce a few lots here; Tres Dragones, Sidra, Tabi, Burila, and the main contributor to Sweet Valley, this is the original farm, and has produced some of the most exciting lots for us over the last few seasons.
One of these was Sidra, blowing the competition away on the cupping table and selling out in seconds. 2022 sees the first time we have stocked this coffee.
The Hybrid washed coffees have grown in popularity on the farm, treading a balance between reinforcing the fruit characteristics whilst maintaining the crisp sweetness and clarity of washed coffees.
Fermented for between 48 and 50 hours the cherry is then washed and pulped and before being moved to the solar drying beds where it remains for 28 days.
Did you know?
The varietal itself was brought to the farm from Ecuador in 2016, more specifically the Pichincha province. After spending some time in the nursery, it was planted in the fields of Potosi in April 2017.
With an ‘average’ bean size and bourbon typical heritage it’s a stunning varietal, though has an Achilles heel in that it is easily detached from the plant in rain.
Fragance and aroma: Red fruits, white chocolate and floral.
Taste and after taste: White chocolate, floral, malic acidity, sweet aftertaste and honey.