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Our Story

Building the Coffee Farm of Our Dreams

Our Story

Building the Coffee Farm of Our Dreams

The Origin of Gesha Village

In the far western reaches of Ethiopia, mere kilometers from the South Sudanese border, lie the dense, wildly sprouting jungles of Bench Maji zone. It’s a place of stunning natural beauty, where from a high-extending plateau one can take in the expanse of the ancient, sprawling forest. This breathtaking landscape is home to Gesha Village Coffee Estate, the 471-hectare coffee farm we have built from the ground up over the last six years. This has been our labor of love, and we’re extremely proud to be producing coffees as awe-inspiring as our surroundings.

This breathtaking landscape is home to Gesha Village Coffee Estate, our 471-hectare coffee farm.

Who We Are

Rachel Samuel—one half of our partnership—was born in Ethiopia, but we discovered the country anew when we came here in 2007 to make a documentary about Ethiopia’s amazing coffee. During this process, we developed a passion for the country, its people, and its coffee industry. That path quickly led us to Willem Boot, the San Francisco Bay Area-based coffee educator well-known for his passion for the Gesha variety. As Willem taught us the fundamentals of growing and evaluating coffee with a quality focus, the shadow of Gesha loomed large over our conversations.

The Perfect Spot

We soon returned to Ethiopia to find suitable land to launch our coffee venture growing Gesha. For months we searched for the perfect spot—one with high elevation, ample rainfall, temperate climates, and other crucial natural factors needed to produce coffee of excellent quality. We found it in Bench Maji. While the untouched landscape provided us with the unique opportunity to build the coffee farm of our dreams from the ground up, it offered us something else one-of-a-kind: Close proximity to the Gori Gesha forest, the variety’s birthplace and site of the Panamanian Geisha discovery in the 1930s.

Cultivating the Land

We quickly got to work, harvesting a seed selection of wild Gesha plants from the Gori Gesha forest. With that prized stock in hand, we then spent month after tireless month turning our remote piece of land into a working coffee farm capable of producing some of the world’s best Gesha coffee. In the process, we have been helping to create a coffee industry in Gesha’s birthplace. Western Ethiopia has historically been largely disconnected from the global specialty-coffee market, but now world-class Gesha coffee is available just a stone’s throw from where the variety originated.

Developing Gesha Village has been a humble story of revival, community, and innovation. We know this is truly just the beginning, though, and we’re excited to continue sharing this journey with the specialty-coffee community.

Adam Overton, Rachel Samuel and Willem Boot

GESHA VILLAGE

Developing Gesha Village has been a humble story of revival, community, and innovation. We know this is truly just the beginning, though, and we’re excited to continue sharing this journey with the specialty-coffee community.

Adam Overton, Rachel Samuel and Willem Boot

GESHA VILLAGE

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  • Repost @trunkcoffee
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TRUNK Coffee Nagoya 高岳本店 ★本日よりリリース★【限定】ゲシャヴィレッジ GESHA VILLAGE , GAYLEE Natural 100g
全店舗にて数量限定でドリンク提供とコーヒー豆の販売開始します!
この機会にぜひお楽しみ下さい!
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今回ご紹介するのは、Gaylee地区(ガイリー)GreenLabelのマイクロロットです。
Gaylee地区は農園南東部に位置し、正式名称は『Gaylee-Gesha』と呼ばれています。特筆すべきは農園全体の水源となるYetgordon川を有する区画であることです。この河川の恩恵を受けた土壌の水分値は高く、その結果、気温も他の区画に比べ穏やかに変化しています。結果的に、酸が円やかになり、甘味をより濃厚に感じることのできるエリアです。
Gaylee地区では当初、Gori Gehsa種やGesha1931種も試験的に植えていましたが、収穫した3品種の内、Illubabor Forest1974種が最も特徴のある味わいになったため、今ではIllubabor Forest1974種のみを育てています。このエリアはシェードツリーの割合が高く、急傾斜の好環境によりチェリーはゆっくりと成熟することで、収穫熟度は向上し、その力強いベリーやマンゴー感がユニークな風味となっております。
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コーヒー豆のご購入はこちらから!
www.trunkcoffee.thebase.in
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  • Congrats, Vojta, on your national barista champion win! 
Repost @the_underdog_project
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Czech Republic
Meet the 2020 Czech Rep. barista champion Mr. @barista_vojtaruzicka from @theroses_beer_coffee .
Vojta was trained for this competition by @delichristos and he used @geshavillage coffee for all his winning beverages roasted from @the_underdog_project roaster!! So far, in this years World Barista Championship, the barista champions from Austria, Czech Rep. and Portugal will be trained by our trainers and will be using The Underdog competition coffees selection! 
Melbourne here we come..
#theunderdogroasters #wbc2020🇦🇺 #geshavillage
  • Repost @tokeinonaikissaten
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時計のない喫茶店 .
New coffee arrival

″Ethiopia -  Lot GVA.INV.4 :  Carbonic Maceration Honey″

Floral,Sweet,Almond...

出逢ったコーヒーの中でも,特に素晴らしいと思ったものを取り揃えております
様々な個性を持ったコーヒーをお楽しみください !

Pursue elegant coffee every day by adding theories to your senses
  • Our entry for the first Cup of Excellence in Ethiopia! As harvest is very late this year, this selection was made from the first 18 lots of the season. In total, our farm will produce 120 lots this year.
#GeshaVillage
  • Repost @vinylovecat
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Coffee AMP the Roaster
got “GESHA” ☕️ #gesharycoffee #geshavillage #coffee #koenjiamp #the5678s #45rpm #7inchvinyl #coffeeamptheroaster #芸者 #tokyo #koenji #高円寺 #ゴロッパチ #coffeeandrecords
  • Repost @kanaka.specialtycoffee
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We're so excited to serve you our very own gesha village ❤❤🔥🔥🔥 Pls follow us for more updates!
Come visit us we are open daily ☕
@kanaka.specialtycoffee 
#kanakaspecialtycoffee 
#geshavillage 
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