Date: Tuesday, 24th October 2023
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Location: The Coffee Commune, Silo room.
Price: $40 per head ($20 for members)
Join us for an ultra-exclusive coffee cupping event featuring 20 of Cafe Granja la Esperanza's most exceptional "Gemstones" coffees. We are thrilled to host this event in collaboration with International Coffee Traders.
The event will provide a unique opportunity to explore the history and development of Cafe Granja la Esperanza's auction program. CGLE's journey, rooted in curiosity, scientific precision, and an unwavering commitment to coffee quality, has led them to create distinctive milling protocols tailored to eight distinct microclimates across three different mountain ranges in Colombia.
The Selection: Years of research has allowed CGLE to identify disease-resistant coffee varieties with special characteristics. These "special" trees are meticulously harvested, processed, and cupped separately. From these trees, they obtain pure coffee varieties, and the best cherries are selected for their auction lots.
From Planting to Picking: All the lots featured in this auction are sourced from the highest altitudes of their farms. They have considered factors such as tree age and climatic amplitude during the growing season, ensuring optimal ripeness when cherries are harvested.
In Our Lab: Extensive research has led CGLE to develop unique fermentation processes for their auction lots, preserving the distinct notes of each coffee cultivar. Their quality lab ensures that each coffee profile is complex and unique, with rigorous cupping by Q graders across multiple tables.
Farm History: Meet the founders of Cafe Granja la Esperanza, Rigoberto and Luis Eduardo Herrera, who firmly believe in Colombian soil's ability to produce 100-point coffee cups. Born in Caicedonia, Valle del Cauca, they continued their family's coffee legacy that began in 1945. Cafe Granja La Esperanza specializes in high-quality specialty coffee varietals and has achieved recognition and appreciation in the global specialty coffee market.
Interesting Facts About CGLE:
- They've won over 50 awards and recognitions worldwide, including the World Barista Championship 2023.
- In 2012, they achieved the "Triple Crown Award" at the SCAA Expo.
- Their Sudan Rume Natural was ranked among the top 3 best coffees in the world for 2019.
- They are the only producers with three coffees in the top 15 best coffees in the world, according to Coffee Review 2019.
Join us in celebrating CGLE's passion for exceptional coffee and the remarkable journey that has brought them to this point.
Don't miss this opportunity to savour some of the world's finest coffee. We look forward to sharing this extraordinary experience with you.
*Please note, photos and videos may be taken throughout the event for promotional purposes.