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Potosi San Juan

Potosi San Juan

country Colombia
region Caicedonia, Valle del Cauca
farm Potosi
producer Cafe Granja La Esperanza
altitude 1400-2000 masl.
varietal San Juan
process natural
importer Forward Coffee
notes licorice, pineapple, berries
profile sweet, syrupy, floral


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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 right here at Potosi farm. 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.

When Rigoberto and Luis took over the family operation in the late 90's, they took the labour intensive job of pivoting the farms to organic production. Shortly after taking over, they purchased the land that is now Finca La Esperanza and expanded their organic coffee production.

They've done major renovations to the farms during the past 30 years of ownership and management, planting new, exotic varieties throughout the 52 producing hectares of Potosi Farm. Here they're producing classic Colombian varieties like Caturra, Colombia and they have beautiful exotics such as Geisha, Sidra, San Juan, Mandela, SL28 and more.

On top of industry-leading farm practices, they're also innovating the world of coffee processing, consistently exploring new techniques and processes to bring their coffees to a whole other level.



Biotre 2.0

Biotrē™ 2.0 has outer layers are made from wood pulp and cellulose from wood pulp. In Biotrē™ 2.0 with Natural Kraft paper on the outside, the outer layers make up approximately 60% of the material by weight and have been shown to break down into healthy compost in 12 weeks when tested using conditions from a test method called ASTM D6868. The interior, sealable layer in Biotrē™ 2.0 is made of a plant-based, renewable resource, sugar cane. This is a durable i.e., non-biodegradable, layer made from renewable plant sources. The greenhouse gas CO2 is absorbed and reduced during the plant’s growth.

Biotrē™ takes a comprehensive approach to being environmentally friendly.

  • Waste Reduction – Biotrē™ can reduce the amount of packaging that ends up in long term waste storage like a landfill.
    • Biotrē™ 2.0 – with the outer layers breaking down naturally in a composting environment in a relatively short period of time, packages can be processed in a home compost to convert 60% of material (Biotrē™ 2.0 are not recommended for municipal or industrial composting). The inner layer can be removed from compost if found and disposed of with normal trash. 60% less material goes to the landfill.
  • Climate Change – The plant-based components that go into Biotrē™ (wood pulp, sugar cane, and corn) absorb the greenhouse gas CO2 through natural plant respiration prior to being used to make Biotrē™ packaging. Absorbing and reducing the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere helps stem the tide of global climate change.
  • Natural Resources - Biotrē™ preserves our natural resources by reducing the use of finite fossil fuel and mineral resources and promoting the use of cyclical, sustainable sources. While most barrier packaging is made from almost exclusively petroleum-based plastics or aluminum foil, Biotre® film layers consist of anywhere for 60% to nearly 100% renewable plants.


Weekly ordering deadline is Tuesday at 9am. Orders placed before this time are roasted, packaged and shipped by Wednesday. All orders received after this time are subject to shipping the following week depending on overflow.

Our current shipping rates are as follows:

Local Delivery Rates within 2km
$5.00 for orders between $0-$20
$2.50 for orders between $20-$40
FREE for orders over $40

Canadian Shipping (with tracking)
Standard rates for orders between $0-$36
$10 for orders between $36-$75
FREE for orders over $75

US Shipping (with tracking)
Standard rates for orders between $0-$100
FREE for orders over $100

More Info

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No6 Coffee Co. was founded in 2015 with the intention to make a difference in the cup, on the farm, and to inspire community in coffee.

Located in the heart of Nelson, British Columbia, we are a boutique coffee roastery and tasting bar striving to provide a safe place to learn, love and appreciate coffee while engaging with the community.


Connection is what drives us. From the customer to the barista, the roaster to the importer and the producer to the farmer, relationships are what motivates us to explore, innovate and move forward. Without a connection throughout this entire supply chain there would be a void, an emptiness, an incomplete circuit.

We focus on working with coffee shop owners willing to work within a single roaster’s diverse offering, importers that work on long term direct relationships with producers, and farmers that work with and care for the land.

All of our coffees are purchased from independent coffee importers that source exceptional specialty coffees directly from small farms, co-ops and respectable coffee traders. Farmers are compensated for their hard work, encouraging them to continuously improve their coffees, facilities and community.


Good coffee doesn’t come easy. It requires a lot of effort in learning, caring, selecting and processing coffee throughout the entire production cycle. Our job as a roaster is to find these gems and meticulously roast them to best represent the hard work of the producers. Superior quality coffee requires a much higher than fairtrade premium to be paid. In reflection, you’ll notice a variation in prices in all our single origin coffees.


Our tasting bar is a place to meet, learn and immerse yourself in a proper cup of coffee. An intentional space with an educational approach to discuss where the coffees come from and how to brew a perfect cup. Discover your preferences and match a brewing device to your lifestyle. An opportunity to discover something new and delve into the intricacies of a particular coffee, carefully prepared to engage your senses. A place that allows you to grow and engage, a place to slow down and get to know a little more, in good company.


We roast and stock shelves weekly. Our coffees range from approachable to exotic. We love to help people find something to suit their taste.

Some of the things you’ll find at our tasting bar:

  • Fresh roasted coffee
  • Brewers - V60, Origami, Chemex, Aeropress, Espro, Flair, Ratio Six
  • Filters - V60, Origami, Chemex, Aeropress, Able
  • Scales - Hario, Timemore
  • Grinders - Timemore, Hario, Eureka, Fellow, Anfim
  • Kettles - Fellow, Timemore, Hario
  • Reusable cups - Kinto, KeepCup, Sttoke, Fellow
  • Drinkware - T+O, Fellow, local pottery

Zero Waste Initiative

Let’s face it, single-use cups suck! They’re not only terrible for the environment but they also bring us down. Baristas find them incredibly unnecessary, and they’d much rather see you come in with a unique handmade mug or inspiring travel mug. When visiting our tasting bar be prepared to have a sit down with your drink or bring a vessel of your choice to carry it away in. We’ve never offered single-use/disposable cups and it’s not likely to change. Consider it our best feature!

Another one of our many great features is our reusable jar program and wholesale bucket system. We sell coffee in bags but we also sell coffee in returnable glass jars for those local environmental enthusiasts and coffee shops that are going to help us change the world. Since the inception of our Zero Waste Initiative, we have saved thousands of coffee bags and single use cups from ending up in a landfill.

Regular price $7.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $7.00 USD
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