BasecampRegular price$16.00 Sale price
BasecampRegular price$16.00 Sale price
DARK CHOCOLATE / MOLASSES
Sweetness ●●○○○ Acidity ○○○○○ Body ●●●●○
This is a classic coffee profile, with approachable stone fruit and citrus qualities framing the cup. You will find these soft fruit flavours are supported by almond and dark chocolate notes. The body is smooth and is, overall, a clean cup.
|75% Santa Lucia||25% La Esperanza Washed|
|Varietal||Yellow Catuai||Mixed Varietals
|Farm||Fazenda Santa Lucia||Granja la Esperanza
|Producer||Helcio Carneiro Pinto||RiGoberto and Luis Herrera|
||Carmo de Minas, Brazil||Valle del Cauca, Colombia|
Helcio has been working with coffee since he was 15 years old. In 1976, Helcio married Glycia Pereira Carneiro, and began to manage the farm Santa Lucia. at that time, there was no concern about the quality of coffee, the focus was simply on volume. They had no access to knowledge, technology or even information about markets for Specialty coffees.
In the 90’s, Helcio was part of the movement that started searching for quality in the region of Carmo de Minas, being one of the founders of Aprocam – Association of Coffee Producers from the Mantiqueira Region.
This group of pioneers sought the help of experts and scientists to know the actual quality of coffees and how to produce quality in large-scale. These experts shared with the group about the Pulped Natural Processing Method and how it would be helpful on their wish. Helcio was one of the first growers to get the facilities needed for this method, being a pioneer in the region.
Year after year, with the support of universities and scientists, as well as trips to other coffee producing countries, Helcio has continued getting better in the production of specialty coffees. We've cupped coffees from Santa Lucia since 2017. Nowadays his name, and his farm also, are already known in key markets.
"Our main challenge is in manpower, there will be a change in the characteristic of our coffee region due to this factor. And we need to be prepared for this moment"
Owned by siblings, Rigoberto and Luis Eduardo Herrera, who come from a long standing coffee producing family. They are now third generation coffee producers, with their grandparents starting in coffee in 1945 at Potosi, a neighbouring farm still operated by the family.
After Juan Antonio Herrera and his wife Blanca Ligia Correa purchased the land, with existing Typica plants, they added three more cultivars, Red Bourbon, Yellow Bourbon and Caturra, and here, Cafe Granja La Esperanza began. Shortly after taking over Potosi, they purchased the nearby land for Finca La Esperanza and expanded their organic coffee production.
Once your order is received, it will be processed and shipped in 1-3 days.
Free delivery in Calgary for orders over $20.
Free delivery within Canada for orders over $50.
We source directly from producers when we can to make sure the most profit gets to the farmer. Our sourcing values are shown through our icons on each of our coffee labels and on the back of our coffee bags.
Our 340g and 2lb coffee bags are made entirely of from plant materials and breakdown in a relatively short period of time.
Can I put my used bag in the city compost?
Putting these bags in the city of Calgary's compost is not recommended, due to the current processing facility. However, you can compost the outer lining in a healthy home compost (see further down the page for for info).
These bags will break down 90% faster in the landfill than the majority of coffee bags on the market.
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Composting Biotrē Bags
Biotre bags are made 100% from plant based material.
Both the manufacturing and disposing process is better for the environment.
You can compost the outer lining in a healthy home compost, which will break down within 12 weeks.
Dispose of the sugar cane lining in the garbage afterward where it will continue to break down.
After 12 weeks, only the inner lining should be left.