Origin Information

Luis & Rigoberto Herrera | Las Margaritas | Granja La Esperanza
Sudan Rume
Caicedonia, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
April - June | August - December
1780 meters
Sandy loam
After manual and careful the picking, the coffee is left 48 hours in the silo and then is moved to solar drying for 28 days. Coffee is left in storage for 3 months to help stabilize it and reduce the astringency of freshness

Background Details

Colombia Valle del Cauca Sudan Rume 35KG GrainPro is sourced from a family owned estate located in the municipality of Caicedonia within the Valle del Cauca department, Colombia. The Granja, consisting of four distinct farms (Cerro Azul, Las Margaritas, La Esperanza, Potosi, and Hawaii), is managed by Rigoberto and Luis, two of eleven siblings following in the footsteps of their grandparents who began cultivating coffee in Valle del Cauca in the 1930s. Rigoberto and Luis meticulously manage the various micro-climates throughout the four farms to ensure optimum adaptability and exceptional cherry maturation of the Sudan Rume variety at Las Margaritas.  The brothers have also embraced innovation at their wet and dry mill to reduce water and fossil fuel consumption. Beyond coffee, the brothers focus on creating gender balance in the workforce, dignified wages, and educational opportunities for workers and their children.