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Something Very Special | Finca La Reserva Gesha

Something Very Special | Finca La Reserva Gesha

Tasting Notes: Jasmine Green Tea, Peach Rings, Honeysuckle

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Roaster Notes: 

This royal coffee is a pure blood from the Ethiopian valley of Gesha. This is the birthplace of coffee, and where our history with the magical bean first began. My first impression of this coffee was how dazzling the aromas were on the cupping table. All of those delicate tea notes of jasmine and citrus dance into your nose inviting you in for that first sip. One of the most striking attributes to this coffee is just how cleanly the coffee coats the tongue in a strawberry starburst type of creaminess. The mouthfeel is pure cashmere, and the berry notes evolve into a sparkling candied peach just like my favorite candy, Peach O’s. You are left with the sweetest finish like fresh honeysuckle plucked from the vine and sucked from the flower during a warm summer sunset. This coffee is pure perfection and roasted like a dream. 

 

Importer Notes:

"In the department of Antioquia, Finca La Reserva sits atop the mountains at a dizzying 2000 meters above sea level. When Juan Felipe, La Reserva’s pioneering producer, came on board, he realized the potential of the land. In 2018, Juan Felipe began executing his long-term plan for the estate. By employing best practices in harvesting and innovation processing, he made La Reserva into a specialty coffee powerhouse. However, La Reserva is not only about innovation in processing and award-winning cup profiles. Juan Felipe is particularly proud of his conservation efforts and finding the balance between high-quality production and caring for the farm’s 200 hectare’s of protected forests. The forest hosts thousands of native species and provides a sanctuary for endangered Andean bears.

 What Is Gesha Coffee?

Gesha coffee beans are a variety under the Arabica coffee species. It’s also one of the most highly coveted varieties in the world, valued for its incredibly distinct flavor profile that includes delicate floral notes and tea-like character. The trees are naturally low-yielding and can be difficult to cultivate due to their sensitivity, adding to the rarity of geisha coffee beans available on the market. Gesha coffee, as it was originally known, was collected from the Gesha region in Ethiopia and brought to Central America in 1953 as T2722, the variety we know as Panamanian Gesha today. Since experiencing exceptional success at the “Best of Panama” auction and gaining acclaim over the decades, gesha/geisha coffee beans are now being cultivated in many origins around the world. This delicious honey process Colombian gesha from Finca La Reserva boasts an incredible flavor bouquet featuring floral notes of jasmine, lavender, and rose, with fruity and tea-like characteristics of strawberry, white grape, and green tea.

 96 Hour Honey Process Coffee:

In this bespoke process, ripe red Gesha variety coffee cherries were harvested and floated to sort out less dense beans. Afterwards, the cherries were depulped but some of the mucilage was left intact. The coffee was then fermented anaerobically in hermetically sealed 200-liter tanks for 96 hours. Following, the coffee was fully sun dried. The honey process lies between the natural and washed process. Similar to the washed process, coffee cherries are depulped. However, in the honey process some fruit is kept on the beans in the drying process. The result is usually a coffee retains some fruitiness and sweetness – like a natural - but with a cleaner profile and less fermented flavors – like a washed coffee."

ROAST SPECIFICATIONS
Something Very Special | Finca La Reserva Gesha
Grower Finca La Reserva
Region Ciudad Bolivar, Antioquia, Colombia
Process 96 HR Anaerobic Honey
Harvest
Variety Gesha
Altitude 2000 masl
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