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Colombia - Finca La Esperanza

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Colombia - Finca La Esperanza

Varietal –  Colombia F8, San Bernado, Caturra
Preparation –
Natural
Location –
Montalvo, Tolima
Altitude –
1900 masl

During the course of the year, we regularly feature fantastic small individual farmer micro-lots brought to us by The Green Collection. These amazing coffees are limited edition coffee from individual small family farms usually less than 10 hectares in size and can be traced directly to single producer. 

Producer Overview:

This fantastic coffee comes from finca La Esperanza, a farm covering just under 5 hectares at 1900 masl. The farm is owned by Jailer Andres Trujillo. He lives on the farm with his wife and two sons. They grow Colombia F8, San Bernado and Caturra and all coffee is very carefully hand harvested. 

Colombia La Esperanza Coffee

Harvesting and Processing:

Coffee is hand harvested focusing on the selection of only ripe cherry. After harvest the coffee is rested for about 12 hours in sacks before it is laid out to dry on raised tables underneath the protection of a poly-tunnel. This helps to protect the coffee from moisture and also provides some shading to help slow down the drying process. Coffee is regularly turned with additional hand sorting.

Natural processed coffee drying

Tasting Notes: 

If you like juicy, fruity naturals then this is the one for you! Packed with juicy fruit flavours that includes pineapple, mango, red berries and rich chocolate body.

Brewing:

This coffee works well for all brew methods. 

Filter: Dose 15g, water 250g. 

Espresso: Dose 17 gram to 40 gram yield over about 30 seconds. 


This coffee is available as wholebean and pre ground but we recommend always grinding fresh before brewing. We sell a range of grinders if you would like to grind this coffee fresh at home. 

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Absolutely fantastic coffee

I don’t say this lightly but this coffee is the nicest cup I’ve tried in my coffee journey so far. It is absolutely gorgeous-a parterre balance of red berry and chocolate.. and the chocolate is the first thing that hits you on the aroma. Just beautiful.

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Taste unbelievable

Will definitely by this coffee again
Love the after taste of this coffee

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Tropical fruit sweetness!

In the pourover, this is a gorgeous, smooth, silky-sweet cup with ethereal hints of something like sun-ripened apricots; in the Aero-Press, the flavours come out on a whole new level! Wow! Deliciously intense tropical fruit notes - mango, pineapple, a hint of maracuja - just incredible. Totally smooth, like most Colombians, so if you like a silky cup without any harsh or acidic notes, this one's for you. One of the best two coffees we've had from Horsham so far. My wife likes it, but I'm utterly in love with it, which means I've now drunk most of what we ordered myself... and ordering another bag. Get it while you can. It's delicious on its own, but brewed in the AP with foamed full-fat sheep (6-7% butterfat) milk, you end up with something approaching a mango latte. Drink it fast - not just because it's gorgeous - because the most intense of these delicate fruit flavours do disappear quickly; our coffee arrived on day 4 after roasting (perfectly rested; right where you want it) and by day 8 I was chasing most of those notes around. The last tiny bit of it has now mellowed to a general sort of 'ripe yellow sun-warmed fruit' sweetness (ripe peach if you stretch) but any of the really distinct mango and pineapple notes have faded. Of note, we didn't pick up on the red berry notes, but maybe that's because we drank it too fast for those to have time to develop (sorry, not sorry ;) ).

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Colombia - Finca La Esperanza

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Avoid for espresso

I’ve found it impossible to dial in good pour times with this coffee and it always ends up under-extracted.

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Delicious taster pack

We ordered the taster pack to try a few batches before we pick something larger next time… no idea how we are going to chose as they are all delicious. I love the packaging and branding too, will definitely buy from these guys again.

We’re not easily pleased - honest!

This is our new favourite. We were disappointed that our usual Kenyan coffee was not available, but true to form Horsham never disappoints. This has a slightly fuller depth and richness to the flavour and makes a perfect cup every time. We’re on our 2nd kilo now!

Makes my mornings that much better

I upgraded from a cheap blade grinder to this and the difference is night and day. Consistency is key when it comes to good coffee and until I got this I was making a completely different cup each morning. Now I really feel like I have control over my grind size and my coffee quality has improved massively.

Easy to use, easy to clean, well priced compared to others on the market, what's not to love?

Best so far

This is absolutely delicious , best coffee so far

Class grinder

I recently was looking for an electric grinder that would not be over expensive but better than the cheaper end models so after lots of reviews I managed to settle on the wilfa . I also watched a James Hoffmann YouTube video of this grinder and liked what he had to say . Now I’ve been using it a few weeks it’s superb and quite quiet and very quick at grinding 14g of beans in no time at all . Overall I expect it to last a long time as it’s well built and easy to clean