Colombia - Potosi XO
Colombia - Potosi XO
Colombia - Potosi XO
Colombia - Potosi XO
Colombia - Potosi XO
Colombia - Potosi XO
Colombia - Potosi XO
Colombia - Potosi XO
Colombia - Potosi XO
Colombia - Potosi XO
Colombia - Potosi XO
Colombia - Potosi XO

Colombia - Potosi XO

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black grapes, sweet rum, creme brûlée, nectarine

Roast Profile
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Producer: Cafe Granja La Esperanza / Potosi
Location: Caicedonia, Valle del Cauca
Variety: San Juan
Process: Natural XO
Altitude: 1,400-1,860 masl
Crop Year: 2022

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Cafe Granja La Esperanza is known to be among the first to introduce the geisha to Colombian soil. They are also well-regarded as a producer of higher end specialty coffees grown in eight distinct microclimates in the Colombian uplands. In command are brothers, Rigoberto and Luis Eduardo Herrera, who are continuing their family’s farming legacy into the third generation. Their coffees have increasingly been used in different categories of World and National Coffee Championships, with the competitors frequently ranking high.

They have five farms spread out in three mountain ranges at varying altitudes from 1,400 - 2,000 masl. Potosi is where the Cafe Granja La Esperanza story began, when the Herrera patriarch Juan Antonio added Yellow Bourbon, Red Bourbon and Caturra to the Typica already growing in the area. Together with his wife Blanca Ligea Correa, and later on their 11 children, he engaged in diligent farm work. The family’s dedication resulted in the farm’s productivity through the years, regardless of changes in the local and international markets.

Natural XO is an aged natural process involving significantly extended fermentation and drying times. “XO” alludes to the way an aged French distillate is named.

brewing guide

- Ready your brewing tools ahead.
- Keep your coffee gear and containers clean.
- Decide and adjust your grind size based on:
— Your coffee’s roast date
— Your brewing method
- Be consistent with water quality and measuring weight, ratios, and time.
- Remember!
— Let your palate help you personalize the best recipe for you.
— Brew often and have fun!

More about Brewing here.

FOR FILTER

  • COFFEE-TO-WATER RATIO: 1:15
  • COFFEE GRIND SIZE: Medium fine
  • (like table salt; 21-28 clicks in Comandante MK4 and 14-18 clicks in Timemore C2)
  • COFFEE AGE: 7-14 days, ideally
  • COFFEE DOSE: 17 grams
  • WATER WEIGHT: 255 mL
  • WATER TEMPERATURE: 90°C-93°C
  • TARGET BREW TIME: 02:30 - 03:00

FOR ESPRESSO:

  • DOSE: 18 to 20 grams 
  • YIELD: 32 to 36 grams 
  • TIME: 22 to 26 seconds
  • RATIO: 1:1.8 - 1:2
  • TEMPERATURE: 90°C - 93°C

MILK RATIO SWEET SPOT:

DOSE

  • 90ml cup: 18-20 grams
  • 120ml cup: 18-20 grams
  • 150-180ml cup: 18-20 grams
  • 210-240ml cup: 18-20 grams

YIELD

  • 90ml cup: 40 mL (split shot)
  • 120ml cup: 20-24mL
  • 150-180ml cup: 22-28mL
  • 210-240ml cup: 30-32mL

TEMPERATURE: 90°C - 93°C

FOR YOUR POUR-OVER

1. Heat water to 90°C-93°C

2. Arrange your brewing set-up.

— Place your dripper on the carafe & filter paper in the dripper.

— Rinse the filter paper with hot water & remove the rinsing water from the carafe.

3. Switch on your scale.

4. Measure out 17 g of coffee & grind to Medium Fine.

5. Place the carafe and dripper with the rinsed filter paper onto the scale, & tare.

6. Transfer the ground coffee to the dripper; then, tare.

7. Start the timer!

First pour to bloom, 55ml for 30 seconds.

Second pour, 100 ml at 00:30.

Third pour, the final 100ml at 01:15

8. Target to finish the brew within 02:30 to 03:00 minutes.

9. Serve & enjoy!

FOR A WELL-EXTRACTED ESPRESSO—

- Align your brewing variables

- Adjust according to specifics of your situation, like your —

— Espresso machine settings

— Portafilter basket size

— Grinder

— Puck prep style

More here for tips to dial in on point spros.