When it comes to superspecials, Cafe Granja La Esperanza is always on our list. There’s a reason for that. Most of Lex's all-time favourite coffees come from their productions. Our experiences with Cafe Granja start with the first barista competitions we competed in, serious super specialty.
Alongside our two other Cafe Granja heavy hitters, Sudan Rume and Cerro Azul, we have two more exquisite, juicy, lots on our hands - Mokka and Sidra.
THE MOKKA. Unlike the other mokka, the mocha, the bad one. This is a Dwarf mutant of the Bourbon variety and looks similar in many ways to the low-caf laurina variety.
It’s a tiny bean and its cherry is filled with sweet juices and it ferments in those juices - that’s right, it’s a natural and it’s grown on a farm called HAWAII at around 1500masl from our friends at Cafe Granja La Esperanza in Colombia.
They have been experimenting and have exemplified what it means to be small but mighty. A 48-hour fermentation is quality controlled with temperature checks every 10 hours leaving our Hawaii Mokka with flavour notes of gunpowder oolong and heavy spices.
This cup comes greeting you with an intense funky fragrance and leaves you with a long, complex aftertaste.