We are hugely proud to be the only roastery in Europe to offer the fresh crop of the Wush Wush variety from Café Granja La Esperanza. This is a new variety for them, and we are so happy to be able to offer this wonderful coffee.
On the cupping table, it stood out. When we tasted it, we knew we had to buy it. Even next to the Sudan Rume and Cerro Azul Gesha it was mind-blowing!
The variety Wush Wush arrived in Colombia from Ethiopia about 30 years ago. It’s similar in physical characteristics to that of Gesha. Furthermore, it is also similar in cup profile with jasmine, rose, lemon grass and stone fruit flavour notes and sweetness, with a complex acidity but with a more pronounced body than Gesha.
We love our partners and friends at Café Granja la Esperanza in Colombia.
Of course, they produce spectacular coffee, but the Team CGLE are also super-sweet, (just like the coffee). A fantastic expression of this relationship is our latest release from CGLE.
Coffee: This box contains fresh roasted natural Wush Wush variety grown at 1740 masl from the Potosi farm at Café Granja La Esperanza in Colombia.
Process/Variety: Natural Wush Wush
Taste description: Orange blossom florals, Cherry, Blueberry, Peach, Kiwi and a silky finish.
Always fresh: This item contains 100 grams divided into 2 x 50 grams of whole beans roasted for filter, packed and shipped on demand for maximum freshness.
History: Blanca Ligia Correa (mother) and Juan Antonio Herrera (father) married and had fourteen children. The couple were then later assigned to work and live at the postosi farm. In 1945 Juan Antonio decided to introduce three different varieties to the existing Typica, and that is how he started a crop of Yellow Bourbon, Red Bourbon and Caturra. In 1945, Café Granja La Esperanza was born.
Over the upcoming years, there weren’t major changes in their way of life, besides of raising a big family, which was the Colombian tradition in those days. Following this and the lack of labor, the children had to help by doing farm work. After many years of hard work, the farm was very productive, regardless of the changes in the country and in the international coffee market. Two of the eleven kids, Rigoberto and Luis, showed special interest in coffee production and processing.
Besides Potosí, another farm in the Trujillo region was acquired to enlarge the organic production, La Esperanza farm. In the year 2007 Don Rigoberto had the chance to lease and manage a coffee farm in the region of Boquete in Panama, called “La Carleida”, and a year later obtained first place in the “Best coffee of Panama”, organized by the Specialty Coffee Association of Panama. At this point, he decided to bring some Gesha seeds to Colombia, starting a new era in the history of Granja La Esperanza.
Café Granja La Esperanza specializes in the production and commercialization of specialty coffee varietals, facing huge challenges as the adaptation of these varietals to the Colombian soil and climate conditions are quite difficult. Also, having to face against competitors in every specialty coffee market around the world. Our profiles are recognized and highly appreciated, and every day we continue to improve and always seek to make a difference.
Links: Perfect Daily Grind on Wush Wush - click here
Country:Colombia Department:Valle del Cauca Municipality:Caicedonia Number of lots:10 Total crop area:52 ha. Number of trees:188.725 Minimum altitude:1.400 masl. Maximum altitude:1.860 masl. Minimum temperature:17°C Maximum temperature:22°C Rainfall: 1.340 mm/year Humidity: 73%