Throughout our three hour, three flight, thirty coffee cupping, we repeatedly returned to Helio Francisco Rico’s coffee, La Esperanza #1. When the early morning bidding was fierce in the Cup of Excellence auction, we held onto our resolve that hell or high water, we were going to buy Mr. Rico’s coffee because it was so incredible. And so, without further ado, friends and customers of Victrola Coffee, let us introduce you to La Esperanza #1, Colombia Cup of Excellence winner 2006. Juicy, complex citric notes in the dry aroma turn into dried apricots in the crust. The cup is astonishingly clean with brilliant cranberry acidity, white wine, honey and melon. Don’t be a slow poke! We only have two bags, and when its gone, its gone!