La Esperanza (The Hope) is a beautiful Colombian coffee from the Huila region, not just for its cupping qualities but also for its significance. Rafael’s farm’s name represents the hope you must never forget when working together as a family to achieve a mutual goal.
In fact, Rafael learned everything about harvesting and processing from his parents and grandparents, who also worked on this land. Aside from coffee, he cultivates other crops and even has a small fish farm. More than a business, is his way of living.
This coffee is a washed process with a mix of Caturra and Bourbon varietals. Its outstanding flavour is not only the product of hard work; according to Rafael, the “varying altitudes and good soils and a favourable climate [is what] makes this farm special.”
His current focus is on improving his post-harvest processing through building better infrastructure and experimentation. However, he admits this is somewhat a never-ending goal, as his approach is constantly evolving with the times.
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