Save the Date: 22 OCTOBER 2024

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25 Top Quality coffees, scoring 90+

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CGLE

 

INNOVATION, QUALITY, AND TRADITION

We are faithful believers that through coffee, we can speak a different language. As Colombian producers of ultra-specialty high-altitude coffees, our combination of curiosity, scientific rationality, and obsession with coffee quality has allowed us to create unique milling protocols tailored to eight distinct microclimates in three mountain ranges in Colombia.

The development of specific protocols, alongside the selection of specific varieties and crop renovations, has enabled us to present these 27 unique lots.

 
 

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25 samples of 100 grs each

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FROM GREAT TO UNIQUE COFFEE

Our team has been working hard to develop the best practices to select each lot to ensure that we are able to offer the right quantity and quality.

 

The Selection

Over the years, we have studied our crops to identify disease-resistant varieties with special characteristics. We mark these special trees to harvest, process, and cup them separately. We select seeds from these trees to obtain pure varieties. From these pure lots, we identified areas with better production and quality, enabling us to select the best cherries for our auction lots.

 

FROM PLANTING TO PICKING

All the lots in this auction are from the highest altitude of our farms. We also take into account the age of the trees resulting in a quality difference. During the growing season, we considered the climatic amplitude (changes from cold phase to warm phase of this season of the year).

 

IN OUR LAB

After years of investigation, we identified the best processes to retain each coffee cultivar's main notes. We established different fermentation methods, especially for our auction lots. At our quality lab, each profile must have complex and unique notes. To ensure quality, our Q graders conducted over four cupping tables.

 
 
 

The Selection

Over the years, we have studied our crops to identify disease-resistant varieties with special characteristics. We mark these special trees to harvest, process, and cup them separately. We select seeds from these trees to obtain pure varieties. From these pure lots, we identified areas with better production and quality, enabling us to select the best cherries for our auction lots.

 

FROM PLANTING TO PICKING

All the lots in this auction are from the highest altitude of our farms. We also take into account the age of the trees resulting in a quality difference. During the growing season, we considered the climatic amplitude (changes from cold phase to warm phase of this season of the year).

 

IN OUR LAB

After years of investigation, we identified the best processes to retain each coffee cultivar's main notes. We established different fermentation methods, especially for our auction lots. At our quality lab, each profile must have complex and unique notes. To ensure quality, our Q graders conducted over four cupping tables.

About
the Process

We have always developed our processes with an investigative approach, looking forward to results in quality, flavours, and singularity. We always start with two main questions:

  • What should this variety taste like?
  • How are we going to make our variety unique compared to other coffee growers?

TO OBTAIN THE BEST EXPRESSION OF THE PROFILE, WE HAVE STANDARDIZED ALL OF OUR PROCESSES:

Picking of the cherries at the correct ripe level
Fermentation process based on the Brix measurement
Stabilization at the control temperature warehouse
The most detailed mill process
 
 
Picking of the cherries at the correct ripe level
Fermentation process based on the Brix measurement
Stabilization at the control temperature warehouse
The most detailed mill process

Carefully
Chosen Lots by
Our Specialists

Our lot selection process is a collaborative effort. Through teamwork and synergy, we have meticulously chosen each lot. By leveraging our team's expertise, production capabilities, and favorable climatic conditions, we have curated a remarkable selection for this auction.

Spread your
wings and enjoy

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FAQ's

If you're new to online coffee auctions, here's a quick overview of how it works:

Q. How do I participate in an auction?
  1. Register and create a V-Auction Account

    • To join any V-Auction event, you must create a V-Auction account. During registration, you'll need to agree to our Auction Platform's Terms & Conditions. This step ensures we can verify your identity and that you understand and accept our policies.
  2. Accept the Bidding Agreement

    • Each auction has its own bidding agreement. To place bids and order samples, you must accept the specific agreement for the auction you wish to participate in.
    • Please complete the application with as much information as possible to facilitate the review process.
  3. Discover more auctions!

    • Your V-Auction account grants you access to all coffee auctions hosted by V-Auction.
    • Remember, you must apply to bid in each separate auction, even if you already have an account.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please reach out to our support team cafegranjalaesperanza@v-auction.com. We're here to help!

Q. How does this type of auction work?

A. The most important part of any auction is the bidding. Specialty coffee auctions work as a 'Helmsman' style auction also known as multi-unit. It works like this:

  • Open bidding starts and continues on all lots simultaneously until each and every lot has received an initial bid.
  • As soon as each lot has received a bid, the auction clock for each lot, starts ticking down from 3 minutes towards zero.
  • Every time a bid is placed, the clock resets to 3 minutes remaining.
  • Once the clock reaches zero, the auction is over and the winners are declared.

This means the full value is achieved for each and every coffee in the auction. This is because the outcome for each coffee is tied to the outcome of the auction as a whole. The more people bid, the more the coffees remain available across the whole auction. This means the producers will receive good value for their coffee and we will all contribute to the sustainability of their farming.

Q. How do I place bids in the auction?

A. Bids can be made in one of three ways:

  • Next Suggested Increment: Click the "Bid" button, then "Confirm" to bid at the next increment.
  • Higher Amount: Enter an amount higher than the current increment in the text box, click "Bid", and then "Confirm".
  • Auto Bidding: Set a maximum amount you are willing to spend. The system will automatically bid on your behalf up to this amount. If the bidding exceeds your set amount, you will need to place another auto-bid to continue.
Q. What happens after I win a lot?

A. Payment for auction lots is due in full within 15 days after the auction date. Please ensure you are familiar with the Terms & Conditions you agree to when registering for the auction.

If the winning bidder does not pay within this time, the lot will be offered to the second-highest bidder.

After the auction closes, we will contact you to arrange payment, contracts, and shipping. Once agreed upon, payment can be made via bank or wire transfer. Other options are available and can be discussed as needed.

For destinations not served by our certified coffee importers, full payment is required before the coffee leaves the country of origin.

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