ABOUT THIS COFFEE
This is an extremely rare and delicious treat, a Colombian Gesha, absolutely fantastic. If you are lucky this could be your very first introduction to Gesha Coffee! This particular coffee is from the same farm as the pink bourbon Finca Buena Vista produced by the extremely talented Jose Ordonez and his wife. Jose has opted for the traditional washed processing method to really let this Gesha speak for itself.
Expect delicate and flavourful notes of jasmine, orange blossom, hibiscus and a stone fruit acidity.
Gesha is an extremely time consuming and hard variety to grow. The plants are low yielding and high maintenance.
The Gesha trees have shorter root systems than normal and are temperamental about altitude. If they are grown too low (below 1600 MASL), the plants are susceptible to dieback and fungus. But if they are grown too high (above 2100 MASL), the leaves and cherries are exposed to the sun and liable to burn.
Gesha also requires commitment and education. For the same amount of time and energy that are essential to growing a brilliant Gesha crop, many farmers could have established other coffee trees and started profiting from their crop. Gesha coffee trees take longer than the average coffee tree to fruit, needing 8 years as opposed to the usual 4-5 years. So while Gesha can offer an incredible coffee experience, it doesn’t come without its fair share of risks and challenges for those who seek to produce it.
ABOUT THIS ROASTER
Our goal at Cafetal is to bridge the gap between the coffee growers, the coffee drinkers and every step in between. Connecting people to origin since May 2020, Cafetal was created as a platform to showcase the many faces of Colombian coffee. From the various regions and farms of Colombia we are able to hand pick the best coffees to exhibit the country’s diverse profiles and qualities, allowing them to be the sole hero of every batch and blend we roast. Since our coffee is bought through direct trade, we are able to build strong relationships with the farmers. Collaborating with them each harvest to improve the quality of their product paying and them a premium for it. We roast in our solar powered warehouse with confidence that our coffee is sustainable through every step of its journey.
Thanks to our close working relationship with our green coffee supplier and our connection to origin we are able to bridge the divide between coffee drinkers and the farms their coffee comes from. Sharing our understanding of coffee growing, processing, and roasting we hope to help our customers develop their appreciation and understanding of their coffee’s journey from farm to cup.