At the forefront of innovation sits Rigoberto Herrera of Cafe Granja La Esperanza (G.L.E.) the producer of this coffee. 'Las Margaritas is one of the five farms owned by Rigoberto and his brother Luis. It doubles as G.L.E’s Varietal Garden, with a multitude of exotic and experimental varietals planted like patchwork across the landscape.
Sudan Rume is an exotic varietal that is extremely difficult to cultivate. Once Cafe Granja was able to source the seed stock, it was planted at Las Margaritas where the growers were happy to discover that it was ideally suited to the climate and conditions of the area. Before this varietal was brought to Las Margaritas, multiple soil studies were done to find the best conditions and optimal elevation for growing.
As the name suggests, Sudan Rume originates from the Boma Plateau in Southern Sudan, near the Ethiopian border. It is an heirloom Arabica plant, often used as a component in hybrids because of its prized flavours and moderate resistance to disease. It's one downfall is its low yield, making it rare as a standalone coffee.
Picking which occurs at the peaks of harvest ensures the cherries in this naturally processed lot are at their prime before processing. These whole cherries are fermented dry in tanks with extreme care within a closed facility, to control ambient temperatures. This enhances and lifts the flavour of this truly unique cup profile.
REGION: LAS MARGARITAS, VALLE DEL CAUCA
ELEVATION: 1646 - 1780
VARIETAL: SUDAN RUME
CUP: WATERMELON, GINGER, ORANGE CANDY & PEACH
Spectacular coffee - would highly recommend for any lover of good coffee.
This coffee is something really special. Unique, delicious, and up there amongst the best filter coffee's I have had!
So good I've bought two more bags. So good I almost don't want to speak too much of it for fear of increasing demand and reducing supply.