Colombia La Esperanza Gesha
Purple Flowers, Passion Fruit, Strawberries, Nutmeg
Recommended as: Filter
The first Colombian Gesha arrived to Café Granja La Esperanza through Carleida state farm, located next to La Esmeralda state farm in Boquete Panama. This farm was leased by Café Granja La Esperanza for 7 years, and it is located in the Alto Jaramillo, Boquete - cradle of the amazing Panamanian Gesha. In 2008, the Carleida farm achieved First placing in the annual competition of the best Panamanian specialty coffees, “The Best of Panama” (BOP), with its Gesha variety, and has continued to achieve top placings in later years.
The award winning seeds of the Panamanian state farm were then brought home to Colombia & sown in experimental lots on the three volcanic mountain ranges of Colombia where the best Gesha bushes are being reproduced on commercial lots in Trujillo and Caicedonia area, from Valle del Cauca State. Gesha coffee trees, robust and cheerful, have grown in great terroirs of Cerro Azul, La Esperanza and Buenos Aires farms - in the foothills of the western mountain range and in Las Margaritas farm, nestled in a large area in the central mountain range.
Cafe Granja La Esperanza is a multi award winning farm in Colombia. Their coffees have constantly been the favorites of baristas for competition and with it, have won numerous national competitions as well as top placings on the international stage. This is why it is with great excitement that we are able to have an opportunity to source a batch shipped directly to us from farm and offering all of you a change to taste this very special coffee.
This has been one of the most amazing Gesha we have tasted outside of Panama. It is truly a complex coffee yet flavors are so well married to each other. It's exceptional sweetness and an acidity that's not overpowering brings joy in every sip. We went out of norm with this coffee, roasting a quick 5 minute roast which did well in highlighting all the fruit and floral notes this coffee has to offer. If you've never tried a Gesha before, this is one that you should definitely give a try
Area: La Esperanza, Valle del Cauca, Trujillo
Altitude: 1430 - 1760 meters