Ethiopia Gesha Village Natural
|Altitude||1900- 2000 masl|
|Harvest||Nov - Jan|
|Flavours||Blackberry l Blueberry l Lavendar|
It's an Ethiopian Natural through and through. Processing plays a big part in the flavour of this coffee. Big dark berry notes are dominant in the cup. The colour purple jumps to mind. And then the Gesha variety comes through providing this lovely complexity. It brings some florals and adds to the big chewy body making this coffee very enjoyable to drink. The quality control in every aspect of cultivation at Gesha Village is top notch. I'm incredibly happy that this is one of the many Gesha Village offerings available this year at STC.
From the importer:
Gesha Village is one of the most cherished coffee producers on the planet with 471-hectares in the Bench Maji zone of Ethiopia, nearby the town of Gesha and the Gori Gesha forest, the birthplace of the Gesha variety.
Owned and operated by Adam Overton, Rachel Samuel and Willem Boot, this project was started in 2007 and has quickly developed to be an idolized producer in the specialty coffee world. With ~320 hectares planted of Gesha 1931, Gori Gesha and Illubabor Forest varieties, throughout 8 different zones that correlate with unique terroir.
The 8 different zones, or sub-farms, are named after nearby villages and important sites. You'll find, Bangi, Dimma, Gaylee, Oma, Narsha, Surma, Shewa-Jibabu and Shaya featured amongst Gesha Village offerings.
A mixed system of agroforesty practices are utilized, with mostly natural forests providing shade and introducing the coffee to a diverse wildlife and flora, which provide a symbiotic system of organisms. The soil is brown-red loamy and virgin forest.
This lot comes from the Shewa-Jibabu block, which is named after a large mountain and neighbourhood adjacent to the farm. This lot is Gori Gesha, which is which is fermented for 80 hours, whole cherry in a sealed plastic tank with the addition of mossto. The coffee is dried for 28 days in raised beds under the sun.