Producer: Andres Londono
Country: Colombia
Region: Caicedonia, Valle de Cauca
Altitude: 1850 MASL
Processing Method: Lactic Washed
Varietal: Gesha

Tasting Notes

Honeycomb  Blueberry Jam  Tropical Fruit  Wild Berries

About This Coffee

What is Gesha?

Gesha is a varietal of coffee which originally came from Ethiopia, from the Gori Gesha forest. It was first brought from Ethiopia to Costa Rica in the 1950s to the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center.

Due to its incredible success at the Best of Panama Auction in 2004, fetching upwards of $800 per pound, the Gesha varietal has now been adopted by quality focused growers across Central America.

This coffee was grown by Andres Londono at finca Manatialas del Frontino. Ripe cherries were handpicked and then exposed to a 42 hour lactic fermentation. For lactic fermentation to take place the cherries were placed inside plastic tanks for 42 hours at 22degrees. In this environment the bacteria feeds on carbohydrates and sugars from the mucilage. This leads to an increase of lactic acid and distinct flavour profile.