COLOMBIA CAFÉ GRANJA
Café Granja La Esperanza - Sweet Valley is produced on the family run farm ‘Finca Potosi’ in the Caicedonia municipality of Colombia, well known for producing competition winning coffees and experimenting with varieties and process methods. Cafe Granja is a pioneer of experimental farming in Colombia, with a never ending supply of incredibly high quality coffee!
Blueberry / Cranberry
Candyfloss / White Chocolate
1400m - 1860m
Five farms make up Cafe Granja, with Potosi being the first established in 1930, stretching over 52 hectares of farmland shaded by 188,725 trees. When the farms owners (Israel Correa and Carmen Rosa Vega) arrived in Valle del Cauca from Armenia, the land was purchased for 4,000 Pesos (equivalent to around £2.00 today) and cultivated to produce Arabica coffee plants. Out of their fourteen children Rigoberto Herrera continued the ownership of this beautiful family farm eventually changing it to organic in the late 90s. The sister farms include Cerro Azul, Las Margaritas, La Esperanza, Potosi and Hawaii, also producing ground breaking selections.
The ripe cherries are picked at a time when fresh crop fruity coffees are harder to come by, then fermented for 15 hours at a controlled temperature before being moved to a dehumidifier for another 72 hours (or so) until fully dried. This particular Colombia coffee varietal is a hybrid of Caturra and the infamous Hibrido de Timor, producing a strain with a higher resistance to diseases. This specific Colombian variety coupled with natural processing enhances Sweet Valleys undeniably sweet, fruity and special flavour profiles!
from the roaster:
"At Smokey Barn we are thrilled to have got our hands on the Cafe Granja - Sweet Valley! The fermentation process of the coffee beans creates a completely individual and complex flavour profile. In the cup Sweet Valley is bursting with juicy berry and rich chocolate flavours, delivering a punchy acidity and syrupy mouthfeel, living up to its Sweet Valley name. It's unlike anything we've ever roasted, filling the roastery with an intense sweetness and beautiful fragrance; don't miss out on this one of a kind limited edition single origin!"
Climate change has seen a significant change across Colombia, bringing challenges to the area, earthquakes and landslides are now affecting the coffee farming areas, but the commitment to quality tremains incredibly high.