Origin Information

Rigoberto Herrera, Finca Potosi, Granja La Esperanza
Improved "San Juan" Colombia
Caicedonia, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
April - May 2018
1600 - 2000 meters
Sandy loam
Dry-fermented in the whole cherry ("Natural") for 2 days in tanks at 23C or below, then silo-dried for another 10 days at 40C or below.

Background Details

Colombia Caicedonia Rigoberto Herrera “XO” Natural Crown Jewel was grown on the Potosi farm in Caicedonia, a town in Colombia’s Valle del Cauca department. Potosi was the family’s first finca, established in 1930 when Israel Correa and Carmen Rosa Vega, the Herrera’s grandmother, emigrated from the department of Antioquia. Frequently recognized by the brand Cafe Granja la Esperanza, brothers Luis and Rigoberto Herrera are the 3rd generation proprietors of a small group of farms in central Colombia, exemplifying the stewardship undertaken by their father, who first diversified their coffees to include Yellow and Red Bourbon, Caturra, and Typica back in 1945. 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.