farm: Las Margaritas

producer: Rigoberto Herrera

region: Valle del Cauca

altitude: 1780 MASL

process: Washed

varietal: Sudan Rume

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Sudan Rume

candied ginger, cardamom, sage

Regular price $40.00 $0.00

farm: Las Margaritas

producer: Rigoberto Herrera

region: Valle del Cauca

process: Washed

varietal: Sudan Rume

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

Sudan Rume is an exceptionally rare coffee with a beautiful flavor profile. As its name suggests, the varietal was discovered in the country of Sudan near its border with Ethiopia. It's a naturally-occurring varietal from the Bourbon family, bursting with red fruit and floral flavors, but very low-yielding. Due to the tree’s low yield, Sudan Rume has mainly been used as a breeding varietal, creating hybrid trees that produce more fruit with some of its prized flavor characteristics.

Recently, farms in the specialty coffee world have begun to allot some of their farmland to Sudan Rume trees. As the harvest is incredibly small, this coffee is a classic case of quality over quantity. 

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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