2022 Café Granja la Esperanza Auction Lot 26 CGLE Orquidea Natural Anaerobic
TASTE FILTER: Mango, Tangerine, Pear, Rose Apple with Milky texture
LOT NAME: CGLE Orquidea
ROASTED LEVEL: Light
PROCESS: Natural Anaerobic
BREW METHOD: Filter
The varietal was created with a crossing experiment of selected Caturras and Geisha. The main reasons for creating this varietal were to increase the amount of resistances to the coffee rust and also adaptability to dry seasons. The research started in 2011 with a first selection of Caturras planted in Potosi farm and the hybrid result of that selection was planted in the field in 2014. Three years later in the first harvest the cherries were processed to verify the cup and as expected it had a lack of complexity. More than a good cup the team was looking for a difference in the physiology of the trees, production of fresh cherries per tree, etc. Once this second phase was finished and the results were shown the last crossing was done using the geisha varietal previously selected from Cerro Azul farm. The first lot with this new hybrid was planted in 2017 in one of the highest lots in Potosi farm (1860 masl).
REGION: Caicedonia, Valle del Cauca, Valle del Cauca
FARM SIZE: 52.0ha
DRYING TIME: After the fermentation process, the coffee was dried for 12 days in mechanical dryers.
FERMENTATION: The cherries were fermented for about 6 days in anaerobic tanks.
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE: 17°C - 22°C
AVERAGE RAINFALL: 1340mm / AÑO
CROP SIZE: 1ha