The Showstopper: Geisha Cerro Azul, Colombia

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  • The Showstopper: Geisha Cerro Azul, Colombia
  • The Showstopper: Geisha Cerro Azul, Colombia

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Limited Edition 250g Bag 

To be roasted on: Thursday 11th May

Also included is Stacey's SCA Brewer's Cup Finalists V60 recipe.

Flavour Profile

Passion Fruit, Honeysuckle, Sherbert

Origin

Colombia

Region

Valle de Cauca

Producer

Rigoberto Herreira

Altitude

1,700 - 2,000 masl

Varietals

Geisha

Process

Washed


The Story

Cafe Granja La Esperanza manages 3 farms: Cerro Azul, Potosi, and Las Margaritas, across three mountain ranges in the Valle de Cauca. What makes them so unique is their very distinct microclimates – one farm can have several different microclimates, which can make for a very complex cup.

The team at Granja La Esperanza are driven by a combination of science, business, and an obsession with quality coffee. When we visited their farms in 2015 it was evident how much work goes into every crop; varietal, processing and consideration of microclimate have been factored in and tried and tested. This farm not only produces regional crops but is focusing on a lot of experimentation with other varietals and processing methods.

A few years ago, the producers decided to experiment with Geisha. Their farms are ideally located and has the perfect terroir to encourage optimum growing conditions. The staff are so dedicated to quality and research that they spent two years studying the Geisha varietal in Boquete Panama, before becoming the first producers to bring the varietal to Colombia at Cerro Azul. The Geisha variety is not only a special variety, the combination of picking and processing have an impact on the cup. Their dedication to quality goes so far that coffee harvesters must demonstrate a level of excellence during a five month training period before being qualified to pick the Geisha cherries at the peak of ripeness.

Brewing

Our Colombian Geisha is a limited edition, especially rare coffee. Sherbert sweet, with complex florals and sparkling passion fruit acidity. A competition standard coffee that we're very proud of and lucky to have.

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