Gesha Village Lot 78
Expect a vivid and juicy cup with sparkling passionfruit, lychee and white peach.
Gesha Village was established 10 years ago in Bench Maji Ethiopia close to the South Sudan border. The farmers Rachel Samuel and Adam Overton collected the seedlings to their farm from the Gori Gesha coffee forest that is believed to be the place where Panamanian Gesha seedlings were collected. At Gesha Village, they have two types of Gesha; Gesha 1931 which resembles genetically the Panamanian Gesha, and Gori Gesha heirloom which represents the genetic variety of Gori forest. Our coffee is of the Gori Gesha variety.
This 471 hectare farm has been divided into 8 blocks which are essentially sub-farms inside the village in order to help keep lots and experiments separate more easily. Our coffee comes from the South block of the farm called Oma, sitting at an elevation of 1931-2040 meters. In this 67,6 hectare block, they only grow Gesha 1931 which are known to be intensively floral with notes of stone fruits, candied fruits, melon and honey.
After being hand-picked and float sorted, the cherries were dried on raised African beds on thin layers under parabolic covers for about 18 to 30 days.
More info: www.geshavillage.com.
Region: Bench Maji
Farm: Gesha Village
Farmer: Adam Overton, Rachel Samuel
Cultivar: Gesha 1931
Growing altitude (MASL): 1931-2040m