Wilder Lasso - Lemon Gesha


It's clear to see that we have a thing for this coffee - this is our fourth time in two years featuring Wilder's lemon Gesha lot on our single origin menu, and this time we're doing it just as Spring is beginning to stretch its legs.

MEET THE PRODUCER | Wilder Lasso grew up on a coffee farm, but until 2017, he was a veterinarian by trade! Something stirred in him while visiting his father's farm that year, and he - like so many other producers we've featured over the years - left his day job behind to pursue specialty coffee. His background in genetics and insatiable love of learning led Wilder to begin a varietal program in Tocora which has since grown to include more than twelve different coffee varieties from various origins. He is passionate about specialty coffee and relentless in his pursuit of excellence, and those qualities are nowhere more apparent than in this incredible Gesha lot from Wilder's farm, Bella Alejandría.

TRUST THE PROCESS | This lot is an exceptional example of what meticulous and inventive processing methods are capable of producing when they are masterfully executed. The coffee went through two stages of anaerobic fermentation: first, it was submerged in mucilage for 200 hours before being pulped. Then, the coffee is re-fermented in the sun with indigenous lemon peel for 18 days. The resulting cup of coffee is worthy of a standing ovation. 

TAKE A SIP | Like each lot we've featured before this one, Wilder's Lemon Gesha amplifies  everything we know and love about Gesha as a variety: complex florality, vibrant acidity, and honey-like sweetness.  Its particular floral characteristics remind us of earl grey tea sweetened with wildflower honey, and the kiss of that co-fermentation with indigenous lemon peel gives us something like lemon cookie to enjoy with it. The citrus profile is akin to limeade. Both the literal and figurative fruits of Wilder Lasso's meticulous labor are on full display in this cup, and we are honored to have the privilege of hosting it on our menu once again.


Origin | Pitalito, Huila, Colombia

Producer | Wilder Lasso

Farm | Bella Alejandría

Process | Lemon Co-ferment

Variety | Gesha

Elevation | 1890 masl