Gesha Village Coffee Estate

$18.00$103.00

We taste Sweet Tea , Icing Sugar, and Meyer Lemon. This coffee is rich and sweet. The structure is centered around a black tea profile with lots of citrus and stone fruit. There are delicate florals and milky chocolate notes as well.

Gesha Village Coffee Estate. Gesha Village Chaka. Ethiopia Gesha Village.

Gesha Village Coffee Estate

This coffee is from the Gesha Village Coffee Estate in the West Omo zone of Ethiopia just a few kilometers from the southern border of Sudan. It’s about 20 kilometers from the Gori Gesha wild coffee forest. This is where the infamous Panamanian Geisha or Gesha varietal of coffee was first discovered.

This part of the world is where Arabica coffee originated. That heritage and many arduous years of preparation and execution are what brings us this wonderful bean today.

About the Poducer

 

 

 

 

Rachel Samuel was born in Ethiopia. In 2007, she returned with Adam Overton. They were commissioned by the Ethiopian government to make a documentary about the amazing coffee that’s produced there. The journey invoked in them a passion for the country, the people, and the legendary coffee industry.

They immediately began searching for a plot of land that would be used for their own coffee farm. It would take a few years to find just the right spot.

In 2009, they met Willem Boot. He is the owner of Boot Coffee and the Panamanian Geisha farm Finca La Mula. From him they learned the fundamentals of growing specialty coffee and found themselves searching for a place to grow Gesha in Ethiopia. 2 years later, Rachel and Adam would become co-founders of the Gesha Village Coffee Estate when they acquired a lease for over 1100 acres in Bench Maji.

The estate is dedicated to an agroforestry method of farming. When they arrived, about 25% of the land had been deforested. They meticulously studied the coffee varietals found on the site. After consulting an expert, they decided to plant only about 2000 native coffee trees a hectare. Gesha 1931, Gori Gesha, and Illububar Forest varietals were planted in 8 specific sections of the farm

Those trees were paired with 30,000 native shade trees per hectare to revitalize and maintain the terroir. The farm also focuses on water conservation, sustainable materials, and composting as part of its commitment to environmental quality.

The owners of Gesha Village Coffee Estate also met frequently with the leaders of the indigenous Meanit people that live on the land. They spent countless hours creating infrastructure in a sustainable and environmentally conscious way and based these actions on the concerns and desires of the Meanit people.

They hired Akalu Woubishet to be their farm manager and established a pay scale that compensated farmers at multiple times the rate they would receive at other farms in the area. In 2021, a high school was constructed on the farm. The first in the region.

They did everything to protect the ancient natural forests on the property while empowering and uplifting the community. Their goal is for Gesha Village Coffee Estate to become,”…the finest, most environmentally conscious coffee farm in Ethiopia…”

Washed Chaka Blend Lot 22/094

 

 

 

 

This is a blend of coffees from all of the estate’s farm block areas and the entire production season. It goes through the following phases before being sent to roast:

  • Firstly, a mechanical demucilager to scrubs away the mucilage from the coffee cherries.
  • Secondly, the coffee then undergoes full wet fermentation where it’s soaked for 12 to 36 hours and then channel-washed.
  • Thirdly, the coffee is shade-dried for two to three days until it reaches 30 percent moisture content.
  • Finally, it is sun-dried on raised African beds to 11 percent moisture.

The coffee undergoes 12 to 19 total drying days in this process.

For more awesome washed coffees check out our Lactic Washed Pink Bourbon beans from Villa Betulia

Gesha Village Coffee Estate. Gesha Village Chaka. Ethiopia Gesha Village.