Wilder Lasso - Lemon Gesha
ROAST | LIGHT
ORIGIN | HUILA, COLOMBIA
NOTES | JASMINE, EARL GREY TEA, TURBINADO SUGAR
There's really only one thing you need to know about this coffee: it's a stunner.
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 recently - 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 lot from Wilder's farm, Bella Alejandría.
This Gesha 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 muscilage for 200 hours before being pulped (this helps develop that truly remarkable floral and citric profile we all know and love in our favorite Gesha coffees!). Then, the coffee is refermented in the sun with indigenous lemon peel for 18 days. The result, if we haven't said it enough already, is truly outstanding.
This coffee has huge mouth feel, big florals, and all kinds of Gesha vibes. In the cup, we tasted jasmine, Earl Grey tea, and turbinado sugar. When describing it, one of our owners could only come up with: "It's amazing. Like, truly amazing." Cheers.
Producer | Wilder Lasso
Variety | Gesha
Process | Semi-washed anaerobic
Elevation | 1890 masl