farm: Granja Las Esperanza

producer: Rigoberto Herrera

region: Valle del Cauca

altitude: 1550 MASL

process: Natural

varietal: Mokka

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Mokka Natural

Pineapple, Chocolate Malt, Passion Fruit

Regular price $30.00 $0.00

farm: Granja Las Esperanza

producer: Rigoberto Herrera

region: Valle del Cauca

process: Natural

varietal: Mokka

*IF YOUR ORDER CONTAINS OTHER NON-LIMITED COFFEE, THE ENTIRE ORDER WILL ROAST & SHIP TOGETHER ACCORDING TO THE ROAST DATE LISTED ABOVE.

The Mokka from Granja La Esperanza is exceptional both in quality and rarity. Generally only found in the state of Hawaii, this variety was originally cultivated in Yemen and features the smallest bean of any Arabica. Mokka is known for its strong character, dense body, and pronounced sweetness. The aptly named farm of Hawaii at Granja La Esperanza has a microclimate perfectly suited to this variety, featuring volcanic sandy loam soil, mild average temperatures, and full sun.

Nearly a century old, Café Granja La Esperanza has taken great strides under Rigoberto Herrera’s leadership and forward-thinking vision. In the last decade, the farm has diverged from the traditional “C” market coffees to the more delicate and exquisite varieties coveted by the specialty coffee industry, including Geisha.

Those ten years of experimentation, education, and great effort culminated in a Triple Crown; they won 2nd, 3rd, and 7th place at the 2012 SCAA Best Coffee of the Year.

The trees grow in a unique landscape on the farm, on an elevated foothill between two mountain faces by the Pacific Ocean. The windward side receives a warm, mineral-rich sea breeze while the leeward side rises over the Valle del Cauca and gives the valley intermittently cloudy weather. Being located between these two faces exposes the trees to fog at sunrise and sunset, with strong equatorial sun in the afternoon. The plentiful rain and rich volcanic soil provide conditions for coffee to reach optimal levels of sugar.

 

*IF YOU ORDER OTHER COFFEES, THE ENTIRE ORDER WILL ROAST & SHIP TOGETHER ACCORDING TO THE ROAST DATE LISTED ABOVE FOR THE LIMITED COFFEE.


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