The Pinnacle Series:
Altitude: 1,570m – 1,850m
Region:Valle del Cauca, Caicedonia
Cupping Score: 92+
Café Granja La Esperanza (GLE) encompasses was founded in 1945 by Juan Antonia Herrera and Blanca Ligia Correa and now encompasses 5 farms in total; Cerro Azul, Las Margaritas, La Esperanza, Potosi and Hawaii. The GLE team are at the forefront of high quality coffee in Colombia, developing and tweaking processing methods of varietals not commonly found in Colombia, as well as using grafting to better adapt exotic coffee varieties to the Colombian climate. They are currently working on making the roots of the Gesha tree stronger, which they have grafted with a Sudan Rume, Yellow Bourbon and Laurina.
This year we have purchased three lots from GLE, this one from Las Margaritas. This Sidra lot is a great opportunity to experience different varietals from the same producers, across different microclimates but with the same high quality processing applied.
Our Pinnacle Series is a selection of ultra-premium coffees, showcasing and celebrating the highest achievement in quality. These are coffees that are elusive, and unattainable – the kind that are saved for champion baristas and judges of the World Barista Championship. In very unique circumstances, we’re super excited to be able to release coffees of this kind as part of our first ever global virtual coffee tasting experience.