Cerro Azul Geisha - Colombia
Limeade, Wildflower Honey, Raspberry Syrup, Jasmine
Limited Time Offering | Competition Coffee - Have you ever had a coffee that made you stop and say WHOA? This bad boy might be the one. The flavor profile is exceptional: complex, fruity, floral, and sweet as all get-out. Get some and find out if transcendence can truly be captured in a cup.
The geisha (also spelled gesha) coffee variety was first brought to Central America from Ethiopia in the 60s, but given it's complicated cultivation requirements, it didn't gain popularity until 2005, when a farm in Panama made headlines with its geisha's exceptionally high cup quality and record-breaking auction price. A few years later, the Herrera family of Cafe Granja la Esperanza brought the variety to Colombia, and since then they've become known as one of the premiere coffee producers in Latin America. In 2019, they were awarded a 1st place prize at the USA Good Food awards, and Coffee Review listed 3 of their coffees as the "Best of 2019" in a worldwide ranking. We brought this coffee to the 2020 U.S. Barista National Championship in Costa Mesa, California.
Each 4 oz bag will be micro-roasted to order.
Producer Café Granja La Esperanza
Region Trujillo, Valle del Cauca
Elevation 1700-2000 masl
Café Granja La Esperanza combines bold curiosity, scientific methodology, and an obsession with quality to produce uniquely delicious coffee. They were the first producers to bring Gesha and other exotic varieties to Colombia, and their award-winning coffees are regularly used by Coffee Champs competitors. This geisha comes from their Cerro Azul farm. Ripe coffee cherries are hand-picked and fermented whole for 19-22 hours - the coffee is continually stirred and tasted to determine the ideal fermentation time. The cherries are then depulped and fermented a second time in their fruit mucilage for 35 hours. Post-fermentation, the coffee is dried using a mix of patio and silo - slowly rotated through different drying layers to maximize quality and aromatics.