Café Granja La Esperanza
CAFÉ GRANJA LA ESPERANZA
Café Granja La Esperanza specializes in the production and commercialization of specialty coffees. The coffee profile at Café Granja La Esperanza is recognized and appreciated for its continuous quality improvement and unique distinction.
The story of Café Granja La Esperanza was written more than 80 years ago when Blanca Ligia Correa and Juan Antonio Herrera married and raised a family with 14 children. In 1945, they left Armenia and went to Caicedonia, a small town in the Valle del Cauca. At this stop, the Herrera family purchased the first farm, Potosí, and proceeded to cultivate Yellow Bourbon, Red Bourbon and Caturra coffees. Café Granja La Esperanza was officially born at that time.
The passion for coffee and innovation has driven the team at Café Granja La Esperanza to be determined to grow organic, specialty coffees and to acquire new farms such as Las Margaritas and La Esperanza. They began to believe deeply in their work, and so their dreams grew with the seasons in different growing regions of their native Colombia. In 2003, they decided to export specialty coffee and the region’s best and most unique coffee products. In 2007, Rigobero Herrera and Luis Herrera had the opportunity to manage a farm in Panama where they produce Geisha Coffee. They entered Best of Panama and won, with Geisha coffee coming first from Cerro Azul farm. It is an important milestone marking the beginning of a new era in the history of Granja La Esperanza.
Alfonso Jose belongs to the second generation. He said that Potosí is where the second generation started learning and working with coffee. The third generation was born on the Potosí farm, where they learned and fell in love with the world of coffee. The fourth generation is gradually taking over with the creations and improvements to look forward to.
Café Granja La Esperanza operates five farms and 12 coffee communities. Those five farms include Cerro Azul, Las Margaritas, La Esperanza, Potosi and Hawaii.
Farms are facing major challenges in the face of the effects of climate change. The ability of coffee varieties to adapt to Colombia’s climate and soil conditions in the current situation is quite difficult. The media family has four generations involved in the coffee business.