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Committed to the Future

Sustainability

Committed to the Future

People & Culture

It’s Not Just About the Coffee

Gesha Village’s goal is to be the finest, most environmentally conscious coffee farm in Ethiopia, with uncompromising commitment to quality in every step of cultivation and processing, and the ultimate dedication to our employees and to our customers.

We seek to connect the world to Ethiopia and reveal all of its beauty within a perfect cup of coffee.

We believe in environmental responsibility

Agroforestry & Reforestation

At Gesha Village we feel a firm responsibility to preserve the environment in which we grow coffee, and we strive to minimize our impact as much as possible. Our agroforestry farming approach seeks to strike a balance between the commercial management of the farm and the original environment of the land, honoring our setting while producing a superior-quality coffee.

When we arrived at the land on which we built Gesha Village, about 25 percent of the land had been deforested. We paid special attention to revitalize the terroir with native trees that would function best in this environment. We conducted an environmental study from an agroforestry expert to advise us. We planted these trees at a moderate density of 2,000 trees per hectare, pairing them with more than 30,000 native shade trees to provide the proper balance of biodiversity and create a sustainable ecosystem for the coffee.

A Careful Approach to Water Usage

We view water as a precious resource, and the processing methods we employ are meant to use water in a responsible fashion. In our washed processing, we use modern eco-pulpers and demucilagers in order to use as little water as possible from the rivers. We use a recirculation system to further help our conservation, as well as an extensive natural treatment solution to filter the wastewater.

Repurposing Material

We also prioritize the reusing and recycling of materials. We compost all of the coffee pulp that remains from our washed-process coffee. In 2018, we installed new hulling equipment for our natural-process coffee, which allows us to reuse the dried coffee husk for mulching and sustainable fuel use.

Our community

Investing Locally

Through the Gesha Village Foundation, which we started in 2013, we’ve continued to support the two schools adjacent to Gesha Village with school supplies, sports equipment, desks and benches, construction materials for new bathrooms, and clinic supplies including solar lights, maternity gowns, and other necessities.

Farmer-to-Farmer Workshop

Gubalangi means “let’s relax and converse” in the Meanit language. In 2017, we started a yearly farmer-to-farmer think-tank workshop, titled Gubalangi, providing educational opportunities and information exchange to farmers. Hosted at the farm, these workshops are led by Gesha Village’s management team as well as visiting local and international specialty-coffee experts. The goal is to provide Ethiopian coffee farmers with information on farming best practices, challenges, and solutions, helping them work and grow together as a whole for the growth of the country’s coffee industry.

Our Story

Starting Gesha Village

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Location

Contact Us

P.O. Box 101058
Addis Ababa
Ethiopia

  • Repost @cuppingroomhk 🙌🏻🙌🏻 Huge congratulations to Gu Donghwan of CBSC for winning 🥈 2nd Place in the 2020 Korea National Barista Championships!
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We are so thrilled that he chose to work with us and the amazing coffees of Gesha Village for a second year in a row.
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Last year he won 🥉 3rd Place using a natural G31 from Oma Block, and this year he used something truly exceptional — an experimental lot from Adam! Stay tuned to find out more...!
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⚡️⚡️#brewlikeachamp #cuppingroomhk #cuppingroomcoffeeroasters #roastedinhongkong @geshavillage 
#Repost @blackwaterissue with @get_repost
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2020 #KNBC 파이널리스트 구동환 #바리스타 @cbsc_official 소속 -
@geshavillage 의 게샤1931 품종의 커피를 사용한 구동환 바리스타는 보졸레 누보를 연상시키는 창작 메뉴를 선보였네요 🙃
  • Repost @intelligentsiacoffee 
The ultimate geisha bundle is here: Ethiopia Gesha Village 1931 vs. Colombia Geisha COE #1.  We’ve brought together two of the most fascinating and delicious geisha lots we’ve tasted and bundled them together so you can experience geisha at its most elegant and taste the specific differences in character that derive from the places they were grown! Tap to shop.
  • Repost @pksywonderwoman .
Gesha Village Innovators Reserve #4
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Pride of Gesha Auction 2019
Dimma Illubabor Forest
Bench maji zone , Ethiopia
Carbonic Maceretion Honey
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by Coffee BeanProject Roasters
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먼저 알아보고 마신 후기.실험적인 프로세싱을 한 커피들을 모아두고 옥션 진행. 허니프로세싱에서 점약질 남긴 상태서 탄산침용...커피체리를 탄산침용 이라니. 그래서 어쩐지 게이샤 품종의 그 티피컬한 산미 캐릭터가 엄청 절제되 안정적인 그리고 마치 기분 좋은 설탕차같은 맛이었다. 에티오피아 맞어? 하다가도 고소한 견과류 그리고 꿀물 느낌였는데, 테트라 드리퍼로 추출한 컵노트는 그리하여 아몬드, 꿀물, 수정과, 사쿠랑보차, 약간의 애플파이 느낌. 집에서 주로 쓰는 하리오로 내려마시면 또 다르려나 싶다가도. 탄산침용은, 매우 놀랍다. 아이스로 마시고프나 이제 가을이라, 뜨겁게 마시는 습관을 좋은 게이샤 커피와 함께🙏🏻
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Photo @pksyis
Coffee bean @beanproject
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#빈프로젝트 #게이샤 #게이샤옥션 #개이샤빌리지 #탄산침용 #허니프로세싱 #맛스타그램 #사쿠랑보 #과일차 #꿀물 #아몬드 #맛스타그램 #홈카페 #바리스타 #커피 #브루잉 #coffee #geshavillage #geshavillageinnovatorsreserve #dimmaillubaborforest #carbonicmaceretionhoney #photo #photography #barista #homecafe #コーヒー #お家カフェ #ドリップコーヒー #バリスタ
  • Repost @jbccoffeeroasters 
New! Introducing our Dynamic Duo. Gesha Village Coffee two ways. Same coffee (Gesha 1931 varietal), one washed-one natural process. Roasting Nov 7. A coffee experience not to be missed! These coffees are 🔥🔥🔥. #geshavillage  #geshacoffee #experiencefinecoffee #madisonwi
  • Repost @glitch_coffee 
We’ve got those beautiful Geshas super limited form @geshavillage 
Stay there, we will release them soon soon. 
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エチオピア🇪🇹ゲシャヴィレッジの
オークションロット4種類が到着致しました。
ただ今テスト焙煎中ですが、
まもなくリリース間近です。
スペシャルティコーヒーの枠を超えて
トップオブトップのセレクションを
今後も揃えて参ります。
貴重なカーボニックマセレーションの
Lot GVA.INV6もございます。
引き続きインスタグラムの情報を
チェックしていて下さいね。
良い週末をお過ごしください!
  • Repost @neroscuro_coffee 💥 🚨 🌟 
GESHA VILLAGE Surma lot #37 natural - Bench Maji, Ethiopia.
In the far western reaches of Ethiopia, close to the South Sudanese border, lie the wildly sprouting jungles of Bench Maji zone. It’s a place of stunning natural beauty, wherefrom a high-extending plateau one can take in the expanse of the Gori Gesha forest. Here, the Panamanian Geisha coffee varietal was discovered in the 1930s. This breathtaking landscape is home to Gesha Village Coffee Estate.
Gesha Village has been divided into eight blocks. The Lot #37 comes from the Surma block, named after the pastoralist ethnic group, the Surma, who inhabit the lowlands toward the southwest. At about 2000m above the sea level, the Gesha 1931 varietal is grown. The lot has been prepared according to the natural process. After selective hand-picking, the cherries were sun-dried in thin layers on raised African beds for 30 days, until a 10% residual moisture was reached. The cherries were then dry milled through a staged process: parchment removal, destoning, bean grading, gravity separation, optical color sorting, and others.
But the end result is what matters more: in the cup, this coffee is delicate, perfumed and sweet, with notes of peach, apricot, Damascus rose, and candied citrus.
#geshavillage #geshavillagecoffeeestate #geshacoffee
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