Gesha Village - Natural
ROAST | LIGHT
ORIGIN | BENCH MAJI, GESHA, ETHIOPIA
NOTES | FLORAL, BERGAMOT, PLUM, HONEY
It is always an exciting time of year when our large selection lots from Gesha Village begin to arrive. Since 2017, the Chaka Selection Natural has signaled for us that another incredible year of coffee is coming to a close. Coffee from Gesha Village was our first direct trade offering and has always been in high demand.
The Gesha Village project started as an effort by Rachel Samuel and Adam Overton to document native, wild coffee species from Gori Gesha Forest. The estate has grown to over 700,000 coffee trees and 30,000 native shade trees. With the partnership of the local Meanit Shasha Woreda people, the Gesha Village project has returned the value surrounding the name Gesha back to the forests from where the coffee descends.
The Chaka Selection represents an estate blend from Gesha Village. This naturally processed coffee first undergoes rigorous sorting to separate quality coffee cherries from defective cherries and remove debris. Whole cherries are then placed on raised beds in the sun and dried until the seeds reach 11% moisture. The cherries are consistently turned to ensure consistent drying. The care and attention to detail implemented by the estate ensures this coffee is some of the cleanest and most delicious natural coffee on the planet.
This cup is aromatic and sweet. There is a delicate floral scent, bolstered by bergamot citrus. The stone fruit characteristic leans towards ripe and juicy plum and the finish is as sweet as honey. While we were able to secure a large allotment of this coffee, its popularity ensures it will not be around for long. So, be sure to try it before it is gone!
Producers | Gesha Village Estate
Farm | Gesha Village, Chaka Selection
Process | Natural
Elevation | 1909 - 2069 masl