Gesha Village - Lot 50 Honey
ROAST | LIGHT
ORIGIN | GESHA VILLAGE ESTATE, GESHA, ETHIOPIA
NOTES | BERGAMOT, LIMEADE, JUICY MANGO, RED RASPBERRY
BLACK LABEL RELEASE #12
This is the second lot of our Black Label tier coffees from the Gesha Village 2020/2021 harvest, and we're super excited for y'all to be able to taste this coffee! Time restraints and international shipping delays put us in an interesting position when it came to selecting this coffee. Typically, we are sent small samples of green coffee from producers that we roast and cup to decide what we will buy. This year, we were unable to receive samples ahead of time, so we relied on our 4-year relationship (and the exceptional tasting skills) of Adam Overton, one of the co-founders of Gesha Village. He selected the coffees that would best fit our flavor preferences and style of roasting for us to purchase. This decision took quite a lot of trust from both sides of the Atlantic, but it has definitely paid off!
At their best, honey processed coffees are intensely sweet and produce a juicy mouthfeel. The fruitiness typically associated with naturally processed coffee is less pronounced in the honey process. Gesha Village - Lot 50 Honey is one of the best examples of what careful attention and expert skill can bring out in a cup of honey processed coffee.
This name of this coffee variety (Gesha 1931) is based on the year when Gesha variety coffees are believed to have been first taken from forests in Ethiopia to Costa Rica and subsequently Colombia and Panama. The Gesha Village Estate has gone to great lengths to cultivate wild growing coffee varieties in the nearby forests to find the historic ancestors of what has become such a famous coffee. The Gesha 1931 variety is nearly identical to what is cultivated in Panama and has garnered a great deal of international attention.
We taste notes of bergamot - intensely aromatic citrus - as well as limeade. The body of this cup makes us think of juicy, sweet mangos; the cup is finished with the brightness of red raspberry. Don't miss this newest Black Label release!
Origin | Gesha Village Estate, Gesha, Ethiopia
Farm Plot | Oma
Producers | Gesha Village Estate
Process | Honey
Variety | Gesha 1931
Elevation | 1931 - 2049 masl
Harvest | 1/9/21 - 1/13/21