Gesha Coffee Beans Guatemala


We taste Raspberry, Alpine Strawberry, Rose, & Honey.

A well processed bean grown by an award winning farm makes for a well-structured cup featuring flavors like white teas, fragrant flowers, and delicate red berries and fruits.

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Gesha Coffee: Your new favorite pour-over?

Dynamic. Clean. Subtle.  Fruity.  Rosy red. This Guatemalan bean is one of the more refreshing and chuggable coffees we’ve had in a long time. Delicate but clear red fruit flavors are spread broadly across a sparkling well-structured palate. We love waking up to the diverse floral aromas of this coffee in the grinder. V60 or bigger batches in the Chemex with family and friends are approachable and fun. We are always waking up and smelling the roses when this coffee is on the bar.

The flavor palate of this Guatemala Gesha coffee blossoms over time. We recommend resting the beans and serving them 5-8 days from placing your order for.

Coarse ground, higher temp (210F), well agitated brews brought out white tea, sandalwood, and lilac in aroma and in the cup. Finer ground brews were full of sweeter notes like watermelon, strawberry, and rooibos tea. Lots of fun subtle herbaceous notes and hints of sweet citrus in the finish make this coffee a smooth and approachable cup.

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About the Dry/Natural Processing

Gesha Coffee Beans drying in climate controlled rooms.

This micro-lot is an experimental low-oxygen natural process coffee.

  • Firstly, they wash and float the cherries at a very ripe stage to sort out any defects.
  • Secondly, they meticulously transfer the whole cherries into a steel tank for several hours.
  • Thirdly, they dry the cherries in raised and covered beds in the sun for a month.

About the Farmers


Jesus Recinos is a master agronomist and 5th generation coffee farmer. He specializes in soil fertility and plant nutrition. His grandfather personally planted coffee trees on the farm as early as 75 years ago. Papa Lencho, the founding farmer of their family immigrated to Guatemala from Italy around 1880.

His family sustainably manages Finca San Jose Luis on the fertile slopes of the dormant Moyuta Volcano. It is located in a sub-tropical rain forest. There is plenty of early morning sunshine and ground level clouds form in the afternoon. The Pacific Ocean is close by and provides for a permanent cool wind. It’s a consistent microclimate. This allows the coffee to ripen slowly and evenly. A perfect location to grow a finicky but prolific coffee like Gesha. We are elated to share this special coffee with you. It is a propitious example of everything they have accomplished in the last 160 years.

The Recinos family had faced difficulties along their path to success with confidence and two Regional Top 50 showings at the Guatemala Cup of Excellence prove they continue to improve and strengthen their already exemplary Gesha coffee beans year after year. The proof is in the cup.

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About the Terroir

The volcanic terroir of Finca San Jose Luis offers a host of substrates and minerals that help them grow unique and exceptional coffee. It is rich in phosphorus which is a key component for root development. This is extremely important for Gesha plants that have notoriously shallow root structures.

Jesus is focused on growing high scoring specialty coffee but he also centers his techniques around environmental sustainability and preserving and protecting the land. This is especially true when it comes to environmentally conscious pest, disease, and weed control.

The farm also employs around 40 people year round and 150 people during harvest season.

Natural Geisha Coffee

Geisha Coffee or Gesha Coffee?

This coffee is a hybrid varietal of the Arabica plant family. It originated in the Gori Gesha forest of Ethiopia in 1931. British colonials reference a “Geisha Mountain” in 1936 when cataloguing the region and the homonymic misnomer stuck. However, this is a misspelling and the coffee has no connection to Japan.

The Kafa language of this region in Ethiopia being an oral language is most likely at the root of this romanization. That is to say, westerners probably used a spelling they already knew, “Geisha”, when it was first written down. In conclusion, we refer to all coffees of this varietal under the name Gesha or Geisha based on the name the farm utilizes in order to preserve traceability and transparency.

It was 2004 when the coffee variety from the Peterson family farm, Hacienda La Esmeralda, astonished the specialty coffee scene on the Best of Panama auction stage. The story goes that the flavor profile ended up tricking some judges into thinking Ethiopian coffees had made it onto the cupping table somehow. The varietal continues to break records at auction garnering up to four figure prices for a single pound!

Above all, it is as interesting as it is delicious. Finalists at global coffee contests have frequently featured it for good reason. Its exceptional florality and overall complexity make it a hearty competitor.

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