Quality Report - Colombia La Esperanza Las Margaritas Geisha Washed
About This Coffee
Finca Las Margaritas is located on a mountain range in Caicedonia, Valle del Cauca. The farm sits at an altitude of 1400-2000 MASL and experiences average temperatures of 18-23 C. Exotic varieties such as Bourbon, Pacamara, Geisha and Laurina are cultivated within the plantation and managed under strict sustainable agricultural practices.
The Granja La Esperanza farms are amongst the most progressive and experimental plantations in the world. Cultivated varietals are selected for cup attributes over disease resistance, and pickers are paid by the day instead of by weight, encouraging the harvest of only the ripest cherries. The quality control practices at Granja La Esperanza are based on three pillars; genetic material of the variety, the terroir, and human talent. They have strict quality control procedures, 95 hurdles to be exact, to ensure consistently excellent cup quality. This comprehensive investment of time, energy and human resources can only come about through total dedication, to which the Granja La Esperanza team are committed 100 per cent. The Granja La Esperanza philosophy combines the quality of the cup, the quality of the environment, and the quality of life for its workers and the greater community.
Region: Caicedonia, Valle del Cauca
Farm/Coop/Mill: Finca Las Margaritas
Producer: Rigoberto and Luis Eduardo Herrera
Altitude: 1600 - 2000masl
Harvest: September - December
Sourcing Partner: Bennetts Coffee
Quality Report: (88.5/100)
Roast Level: Light
Aroma(8.5/10): Stone-fruits and jasmine
Sweetness(8/10): Brown sugar sweetness
Flavour(8/10): Jasmine, green grape, stone fruits, black tea
Aftertaste(8/10): Black tea-like finish
Acidity(8/10): Medium-high, green grape-like acidity
Mouthfeel/Body(9/10): Silky mouthfeel and light body
Balance & Overall(9/10): High-quality coffee with a great balance of floral and fruity flavours.