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COMPETITION SELECTION: BEST OF GLE 2018 SUDAN RUME NATURAL 150g

2018 Competition Selection:

BEST OF GRANJA LA ESPERANZA 2018 SUDAN RUME NATURAL 150g

Coffee ships after our next roasting day: December 27
  • PRODUCER: Rigoberto Herrera
  • FARM: Las Margaritas
  • REGION: Valle del Cauca
  • ORIGIN: Colombia
  • ALTITUDE: 1,780m
  • VARIETIES: Sudan Rume
  • PROCESS: Natural
  • FLAVOURS: Mango, strawberry, cantaloupe

We are beyond excited to offer coffees again from our friends at Cafe Granja La Esperanza. For this year's crop, we have secured seven amazing and rare lots to share with you.  We will be releasing them in this series, "Best of Granja La Esperanza 2018," from Autumn until Winter, and we hope you enjoy this sensory journey along with us.  There are some particularly exquisite lots for which we will only take pre-orders and roast only once, so keep your eyes on this space!

Producer Rigoberto Herrera of Cafe Granja La Esperanza has spent the last several years experimenting and pushing coffee innovation. At their five farms, he has  planted  several  varieties  not  typically found in Colombia. These include some of the earliest plantings of Geisha trees in the country as well as this rare to find Sudan Rume variety.

Sudan Rume (sometimes written “Rume Sudan”) is an ancient variety, originally hailing from what is now South Sudan’s Boma plateau. Not far from the border of Ethiopia, coffee still grows wild in the forest throughout the region. The variety is primarily cultivated as a source of genetic material for inclusion in hybrids (popular examples include Kenya’s SL-28 and Ruiru-11); the coffee’s productivity is very limited and as a result has generally not been grown commercially.

Sudan Rume Washed is the fifth release of our "2018 Best of Granja La Esperanza" series.  Rigo planted this variety at the very highest section of Las Margaritas.  At this altitude, Sudan Rume shines through and showcases what an exotic variety together with careful processing can do.  Cherries are manually picked and left for 48 hours in the silo, then solar-dried for 28 long days.

The result of their innovation and careful labour is a splendid coffee that is filled with complex tropical fruit notes such as mango, strawberry, and cantaloupe, with intense sweetness, creamy body, and a long aftertaste. Please enjoy!

The next "Best of Granja La Esperanza 2018" Lot release will be: Cerro Azul Gesha AAA!