Edgar Erazo's coffee was our first step towards selling directly sourced coffees, with the help of our friends Kevin Bohlin and Benjamin Paz. We are super excited to have this amazing example of a clean and sweet Santa Barbara Honduras Pacas variety coffee back this year for the 3rd season. This lot is a bit smaller than last year as it has been a difficult year for Santa Barbara coffee production, but we are excited to continue to show this amazing example. This coffee will please almost everyone with clean citrus, stone fruit, and an amazing sweetness.
GESHA VILLAGE NATURAL| JORGE RAUL RIVERA NATURAL | EL EDEN JAVA NATURAL
NOTES: FRUITS, GOOD VIBES, FRESH STARTS
Coffee is not only a drink, but a social encounter, and at times a tool for social good; opening minds through conversation, and even helping to build a future for coffee producers.
This year for our third and final Holiday blend variations, we are blending threeof our direct relationship coffees, Gesha Village Natural,Jorge Raul Rivera Natural, & El Eden Java Natural. This coffee is vibrant, fruity and delicious.
For all three of our Holiday coffee iterations, we are partnering with Gesha Village to help give back this year! Gesha Village has always had a special place with us here at Black & White Coffee. The Gesha Village is a project with a clear and distinct vision to produce the most amazing coffees possible. It started as a coffee documentary project from Rachel Samuel and Adam Overton, who after gaining permission from the local Meanit Shasha Woreda people to plant wild seeds harvested from the Gori Gesha Forest.
The Meanit people, the local inhabitants and ancestral protectors of the land on which Gesha Village is build, account for a considerable portion of the Gesha Village workforce. The money they’ve made from coffee production has helped them enrich their community.
$1 of each Pound of coffee will go towards building a high school in the area that will serve five kebele (neighborhoods); this is a multi-year project that Gesha Village began in 2018. The school will be a vital addition to the community: Currently, education in the area continues only to eighth grade, and the closest high school is located more than 60 km away. The school will be built to the government standard in Ethiopia, with four classrooms for grades 9 and 10 (with 40 students per classroom), an administration room, library, laboratory, meeting hall, restrooms, and teacher and staff rooms.
We are excited to be apart of such an important project.
Regions: Bench Majo, Gesha, Ethiopia | Tolima, Colombia | Chalatenango, El Salvador
Gesha Village has always had a special place with us here at Black & White Coffee. The Gesha Village is a project with a clear and distinct vision to produce the most amazing coffees possible, and have been wildly popular in the competition circuit. It started as a coffee documentary project from Rachel Samuel and Adam Overton, who after gaining permission from the local Meanit Shasha Woreda people to plant wild seeds harvested from the Gori Gesha Forest.
The farm is home to more than 30,000 native shade trees and 700,000 coffee trees with half descended from the Gori Gesha forest seeds. The lot we were able to obtain through last year from our friends at Genuine Origin was the highest scoring coffee we have brought into the Black and White Coffee family. We are excited to offer this amazingly clean and complex natural processed coffee, that we were able to work directly with Adam at Gesha Village to buy direct with help from Trabocca.
Kyle and Adam have cultivated a friendship of sharing information and chatting about the possibilities of the speciality coffee market. Both of them share an amazing love for Ethiopian coffee along with the Gesha Variety that they both love so very much. All of this adds to the beautiful complex and juicy cup with notes of soft fruit, delicate florals, intense tropical citrus and an even syrupy sweetness throughout.