La Esperanza Yellow Bourbon is grown on the Las Margaritas farm in the department of Valle del Cauca. We have a very limited supply of this amazing washed coffee grown at 15oo meters.
This washed coffee is selectively picked, only the ripest, cherries are selected. The coffee is depulped and then washed with limited water. The fermentation process lasts 17-20 hours due to the high altitude. The coffee is then fully washed and dried at closely monitored temperatures.
Brothers Luis and Rigoberto Herrera are the proprietors of a small group of farms in central Colombia: Cerro Azul, Las Margaritas, La Esperanza, Potosí, and Hawaii. Potosí was the family’s first finca, established in 1930 when Israel Correa and Carmen Rosa Vega, the Herrera’s grandmother, emigrated from the department of Antioquia.
Bourbon variety is supposed to be a natural mutation of varieties that emerged from the ancient species, Coffea Arabica, in Ethiopia and Yemen. From Arabica species, Typica variety emerged and turned into the archetype of the great majority of varieties that have evolved from Ethiopia; and Bourbon variety, the one that emerged from Bourbon Island, where the first coffee bushes, from Louis XIV, were planted.
Yellow Bourbon variety is a spontaneous Brazilian hybrid derived from Red Bourbon and Typica’s natural mutation with yellow fruits, named Amarelo du Botucatu. The cup of our Yellow Bourbon expresses classic bounties of Bourbon: balanced, sweet, rounded, with chocolate subtle notes, but with a distinctive bias transmitted from its past Indian variety called Yellow Golden Drops.