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.