La Muralla Gesha
ROAST | LIGHT
ORIGIN | SAN AGUSTIN, HUILA, COLOMBIA
NOTES | JASMINE TEA, MEYER LEMON, RED PLUM, SIMPLE SYRUP
Over the last three years or so, Colombia has seen an explosion of new and unique varieties being grown on its coffee farms, particularly in the southern portion of Huila. It is here, in San Agustín, that Damian Bolaños and his group of nearly thirty producers sourced this incredible Gesha lot.
What actually started out as a logistical problem eventually became a huge opportunity. You see, producers typically only have a handful of trees of these unique varieties (in our case, Gesha - though Pink Bourbon and others are seeing an uptick as well!), and our partners at Osito couldn't logistically justify exporting so many of these single or partial bag microlots. As a solution, they decided to blend several of these tiny Gesha lots of similar quality, creating what's known as a "community lot" and showcasing multiple producers from the area. In doing so, Ocito hopes that (1) producers will be able to receive the prices they are hoping to fetch for these "special" coffees on a regular and ongoing basis, and (2) these coffees can then be priced in a way that is accessible to roasters and to YOU, the coffee drinker.
In this cup, you're going to find that lovely, prototypical Gesha flavor profile of florals and stone fruit. We experienced those notes as jasmine tea and red plum. It's also bright and delicately sweet, which reminds us of meyer lemons. Come to think of it, this coffee reminds of Spring in all of those ways, and we hope you'll enjoy it with us as everything comes into bloom.
- crazy floral
- delicately sweet like simple syrup
Producers | multiple
Process | Washed
Variety | Gesha
Elevation | 1700 - 1900 masl