Quality Report - Colombia La Esperanza Sudan Rume Natural
About This Coffee
The Sudan Rume varietal comes from modern-day South Sudan, specifically the Boma National Park, located just across the border from Ethiopia. Arabica coffee still grows freely in this small area. Sudan Rume, or RS-510, is a wild variety used primarily as a high-quality gene stock for new hybrid varieties. Commercial plantations of pure Sudan Rume are scarce due to low yields and disease susceptibility, but Granja has planted a 4.8-hectare plot on Las Margaritas that consistently produces exceptional results.
The team at Granja pays close attention to every stage of coffee production, from harvesting to drying. They prioritise careful fermentation, starting with hand-picked cherries pre-fermented in stainless steel tanks for 50 hours. The coffee is then mechanically dried for 48 hours to stop fermentation and slowly dried for four weeks in solar driers until the cherries reach a moisture content of 11%. Afterwards, the coffee rests for three months in climate-controlled warehouses to stabilise the moisture content and intensify the flavours.
Region: Trujillo, Valle del Cauca
Farm/Coop/Mill: Las Margaritas
Producer: Rigoberto and Luis Eduardo Herrera
Variety: Sudan Rume
Altitude: 1570 - 1850masl
Sourcing Partner: Bennetts
Quality Report: (89.5/100)
Roast Level: Light
Aroma(8.5/10): Vanilla, honey
Sweetness(8.5/10): Cola-like sweetness
Flavour(8.5/10): Green grape, apricot, vanilla, ginger, milk chocolate
Aftertaste(8.5/10): Sweet lingering aftertaste with vanilla and ginger note
Acidity(8.5/10): Med-high citric acidity like apricot and tartaric acidity like grape when it cools down.
Mouthfeel/Body(8.5/10): Syrupy mouthfeel, medium-heavy body
Balance & Overall(8.5/10): It has unique flavours like ginger and other spices, and these flavours change when it cools down. Interesting coffee and really sweet, which reminds me of cola!