Colombia Gesha Coffee Honey Process
$27.00 – $161.00
We taste White Peach, Toasted Marshmallow, and Jasmine.
This coffee is complex, versatile, and easy to brew. This uniquely processed rare varietal is our favorite this season for a sparkling up-dosed espresso.
*We recommend the light roast.
Colombia geisha coffee beans for sale. gesha coffee bean. Unlike hayman coffee, this is fresh roasted.
Complex and Delicious
Harmony accompanies intricacy. If lots of clarity and a broad spectrum of rich flavors is what you’re looking for, this bean has it! Firstly, it has a rainbow of subtle acidic qualities. It reminds us of green apples, Meyer lemons, and cocoa nibs. Furthermore, this is elevated by punchy hints of raspberry and cherry. It’s all noticeably present. Nothing is unbalanced.
At the same time, there is plenty of sugary floral compliments such as jasmine and yucca blossom to balance out that acidity. Maple syrup makes an appearance. Pour overs have complex flavor notes of spicy florals like nasturtium. Just a little nutmeg, cinnamon, and sweet tobacco are a fantastic resolution to the cup. As the grind gets finer it gets a lot bolder and the strong stone fruit peachiness becomes more concentrated.
A shortbread cookie and pie crust base makes for a smooth cup full of nuance. A hint of sweet cedar in the cup is a rare treat.
We especially enjoyed it in a flat bottom pour over. Bust out the Kalita Wave. It sparkles as a up-dosed espresso. This coffee is elegant, full of surprises, and fun to brew.
About Gesha Coffee
Exploding in popularity in the first decade of the millennium, Colombia is considered one of the best terroirs for Geshas. Quality graders, exporters, and specialty customers searching for the finest coffee in the world agree.
Perhaps you first heard about it at a coffee shop or expo. Maybe someone brought up Panama. The Peterson family’s Hacienda La Esmeralda maybe. Inevitably whether these expensive specialty coffees did or did not live up to the high prices will come up. Coffee aficionados everywhere have plenty to say about it.
Any experienced coffee drinker or coffee lover will tell you that there is truth to the hype. They will also tell you that only well harvested, well roasted, and well brewed cups of coffee made with Gesha will be worth your time and money.
This arabica coffee varietal originated in Ethiopia’s Gori Gesha forest. The Gesha coffee bean is like no other. Expect flavors and aromas similar to the high end coffees of Ethiopia but also palates unique to the terroirs outside of Ethiopia where it is now commonly grown like Panama and Colombia.
One reason it is like no other is that for most of coffee’s history is was illegal to take native varietals out of Ethiopia. It has only happened very rarely up until the last century. However, after one of these rare happenings, Gesha arrived at the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE) in Costa Rica in the 1950s. Thereafter, it spread to other Central and South American countries.
About the Coffee Farmers
This coffee was grown by 25 small producers under the umbrella of Terra Coffee SAS. It is a producer run business that is creating innovative and exciting new collaborations in southern Colombia. Their specialties include traceability and homogenizing specific parameters for processing methods across a number of farms. In this case, 25 Gesha-growing farmers processed their harvests in identical ways!
About the Process
- Firstly, after these Colombia Gesha coffee cherries were picked, they were sorted and floated to remove any defective cherries.
- Secondly, they were depulped and then briefly macerated (or fermented) for about 12 hours.
- Finally, the lightly fermented mucilage-covered parchment was taken to dry on raised beds under parabolic shade for a long 20-25 day drying period.
About the Region
Huila, Columbia produces 200,000,000 kilos of beans annually. It is the top coffee producing department in Colombia with nearly 100,000 family farms covering over 350,000 acres of farmland. Since 2008, Huila has produced more coffee than traditional coffee growing regions Antioquia and the Central Valley. It is also one of the first regions to embrace the specialty market. Certainly, this Gesha is a testament to that history.
Pitalito in the south of Huila is the largest producer of coffee in Colombia. Accordingly, it is home to many Cup of Excellence winning farms. These farms are in a country that is the third largest producer of coffee in the world. It is the largest producer of washed and Arabica coffees. Comparatively, you won’t find any robusta in Colombia.
This region is known for growing beans that are rich in acidity. Certainly, cups of supremo are known for their hearty body and feel. Stone fruit and caramel are common parts of the cup profile. These Gesha coffee beans are all of those things, but with the added bonus of rare genetic cup qualities.
Colombia geisha coffee beans for sale. gesha coffee bean.
For more delicious Colombian beans check out our Colombia Huila Lactic Washed Pink Bourbon.