GEISHA 14lbs Colombia La Esperanza Granja Green Coffee Beans GEISHA One of Kind
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You are buying 14 Pounds of Green, Un-roasted, Coffee beans.
Colombia Granja La Esperanza Geisha Buenos Aires Washed 35kg GrainPro is sourced from a family owned estate located in the Valle del Cauca department, Colombia. The Granja, consisting of four distinct farms (Cerro Azul, Las Margaritas, La Esperanza, Buenos Aires), is managed by Rigoberto and Luis, two of eleven siblings following in the footsteps of their grandparents who began cultivating coffee in the Valle del Cauca in the 1930s. Rigoberto and Luis meticulously manage the various micro-climates throughout the four farms to ensure optimum adaptability for the Geisha variety and exceptional cherry maturation at Cerro Azul. The brothers have also embarrassed innovation at their wet and dry mill to reduce water and fossil fuel consumption. Beyond coffee, the brothers focus on creating gender balance in the workforce, dignified wages, and educational opportunities for workers and their children.
The first Colombian Geisha arrived to Café Granja La Esperanza through Carleida state farm, located next to La Esmeralda state farm in Boquete Panama. This farm was leased by Café Granja La Esperanza for 7 years, and it is located in the Alto Jaramillo, Boquete, cradle of the amazing Panamanian Geisha. In 2008, Carleida farm obtained the first place on the annual competition of the best Panamanian specialty coffees, “The Best of Panama”, with its Geisha variety, and has remained among the first places in later years.
The best seeds of the Panamanian state farm were sown in experimental lots on the three volcanic mountain ranges of Colombia, and the best Geisha bushes are being reproduced on commercial lots in Trujillo and Caicedonia area, from Valle del Cauca State. Geisha coffee trees, robust and cheerful, have grown in great terroirs of Cerro Azul, La Esperanza and Buenos Aires farms, in the foothills of the western mountain range; and in Las Margaritas farm, nestled in a large nest of the central mountain range.
Our Geisha coffee collectors are paid by day and not by collected quantity in order to motivate their work for quality and not for weight. They must use two different containers, one for coffee cherries with the appropriate ripeness level, and another one for coffee cherries with defects even if they are minimum; our quality control begins at this point. Collectors receive previous training to the harvest and are supervised by a promoter. Unlike other state farms, whose collectors go into each lot to harvest every 15 to 20 days, ours enter lots every 4 days, which allows us to keep a high coffee cherries quality uniformity level.
Colombia Granja La Esperanza GEISHA BUENOS AIRES
Department: Valle del Cauca
Farm: La Esperanza
Total Crop Area: 2 ha.
Altitude: 1.750 masl.
Temperature: 15°C – 21°C
Rainfall: 1.526 mm/year
Humidity: 85 - 90%
Number of trees: 5.284
Process: Fully washed
Arrived: April 28, 2018
Fragrance and aroma: Citrus flower, sugar cane, lime. Taste and aftertaste: Panela, grapefruit, good apple acidity, creamy and dense body.
Manual and rigorous picking. Adequate equipment for the depulping process, which is done without water. Coffee is stirred and sensorial tasted to determine the ideal fermentation based on the cup profile wanted. Fermentation time for this coffee ranges between 18 and 20 hours.
Once coffee has been fully washed, is mechanically dried. The temperature is closely monitored and ranges between 35°C (95°F) and 45°C (113°F). The final humidity percentage is around 10,5%.
Coffee Review 96
Colombia La Esperanza Geisha
Origin: Trujillo, Valle del Cauca, Colombia.
Est. Price: $45.00/8 ounces
Grandly and exhilaratingly complex. A bouquet of floral notes both meadowy and deep; grape and ripe mango-like fruit; crisp roasted cocoa nib in aroma and cup. Sweetly bright, balanced acidity; lightly syrupy and buoyantly lively mouthfeel. Long, super-flavor-saturated finish.