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Exploring Gesha

The Village

Exploring Gesha

Once we located our ideal piece of land in Bench Maji on which we could build Gesha Village, we planted coffee trees, relying not just on the Gori Gesha seeds we harvested from the nearby forest, but several other local varieties.

Coffee varieties

We are currently growing a few carefully chosen coffee varieties at Gesha Village Coffee Estate:

Original Gesha

These seeds were gathered from the Gori Gesha coffee forest, located 20 kilometers from our farm. Through historic expedition research and genetic testing, this location in Gori Gesha has been determined to be the collection site of the Panamanian Geisha.

We have two varieties from this site, named after the expedition when the coffee was discovered:

Gesha 1931

This is a selection made from the diverse forest population that closely resembles the Panamanian Geisha. This selection was made by looking at the plant morphology, bean shape and size, as well as its cup profile.

Gori Gesha

This original heirloom variety replicates the genetic diversity within the Gori Gesha forest. These seeds were harvested in 2011 through our own expedition. Donec ullamcorper nulla non fringilla.

Additionally, we have one cultivar from the research center in Ethiopia:

Illubabor Forest

The selection for this disease-resistant variety was made from an expedition to the Illubabor coffee forest in 1974.

Traceability

The farm is divided into 8 blocks:

Block name: Bangi
Hectare: 54
Elevation: 1911 – 2001 m
Variety:  Gori Gesha
Block name: Oma
Hectare: 67.6
Elevation: 1931 – 2040 m
Variety: Gesha 1931
Block name: Surma
Hectare: 45.9
Elevation: 1909 – 2063 m
Variety: Gesha 1931
Block name: Shewa –Jibabu
Hectare: 48.5
Elevation: 1973 – 2069 m
Variety: Gori Gesha
Block name: Shaya
Hectare: 36.5
Elevation: 1926 – 2069 m
Variety: Gori Gesha
Block name: Gaylee
Hectare: 34.8
Elevation: 1916 – 1982 m
Variety: Illubabor Forest
Block name: Narsha
Hectare: 5.3
Elevation: 1963 – 1977m
Variety: Gesha 1931
Block name: Dimma
Hectare: 28.7
Elevation: 1966 – 2019 m
Variety: Illubabor Forest

We have divided Gesha Village into eight sub-farms—which we refer to as blocks—where we track the production of our three varieties, as well as experiment with different approaches to processing and fermentation. Cherries picked from each block are tagged to indicate their origin, and through a tracking system we developed in-house, we follow their journey all the way from the mill to export.

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Farm area Hectares Elevation Variety Flavor profile Block description
Bangi 54 1,911-2,001m Gori Gesha Expressive aromas of honeysuckle and spices. Intense flavors of dark chocolate and spices infused with notes of Mexican mole, red fruit, black tea, molasses and black currant The neighborhood east of the farm called ‘Bangi-Chichuru,’ where the majority of our workers come from
Dimma 28.7 1,966-2,019m Illubabor
Forest
A lively flavor profile of coffee blossom, stone fruit, with a pointed acidity and refreshing citrus aftertaste Named after the famous gold-mining town of Dimma, which lies toward the north of the farm
Gaylee 34.8 1,916-1,982m Illubabor
Forest
A tightly knit flavor profile of fruits and spices, intense sweetness of marzipan, lemongrass, hibiscus, infused with floral notes of jasmine, and the sweetness of stone fruit The southeast-facing kebele (neighborhood) adjacent to the farm, officially named ‘Gaylee-Gesha,’ where Gesha Village’s source of water comes from, the Yetgordon river
Oma 67.6 1,931-2,040m Gesha 1931 Exotic aromas of tea rose, with the profound scent of jasmine. Delicate flavors of peach, apricot, candied fruit, melon, satsuma mandarin supported by a honey sweetness Named after the respected and loved religious leader of the Meanit people
Narsha 5.3 1,963-1,977m Gesha 1931 Honeysuckle, yellow fruit, lime, dark chocolate, peach, apricot, rose, with a clean piquant acidity, and a lingering aftertaste of bergamot This is the smallest farm block. Located in the southern area of the farm, it’s named after an indigenous tree that is prolific in the area
Surma 45.9 1,909-2,063m Gesha 1931 Soft and perfumed. Jasmine, Damascus rose, strawberry, ripe watermelon, red apple, and delicate spices Featuring breathtaking views of the valley below, this farm block is named after the pastoralist ethnic group, the Surma, who inhabit the lowlands toward the southwest
Shewa-
Jibabu
48.5 1,973-2,069m Gori Gesha Flavors laced with spices, strawberry, ripe peach, papaya, floral, dark chocolate, tamarind, orange, and bergamot Facing north, this block is named after a mountain and kebele (neighborhood) adjacent to the farm, where many of our workers come from
Shaya 36.5 1,926-2,069m Gori Gesha Delicate aromas of jasmine, bergamot, and orange. Deep flavors of dark chocolate, tangerine juice, Bing cherries, molasses, Meyer lemon,
berries, with the sweetness of red apple
Named after the tribal leader of the Meanit people who governs, advises and works with the community

Processing Types

We use several processing methods at Gesha Village Coffee Estate to bring out
the optimal flavor from our cherries. Our methods are:

Washed

This process uses the mechanical demucilager to scrub away the mucilage from the coffee cherries. The coffee then undergoes full wet fermentation, where it’s soaked for 12 to 36 hours and then channel-washed. The coffee is then shade-dried for two to three days until it reaches 30 percent moisture content, then it is sun-dried on raised African beds to 11 percent moisture. The coffee undergoes 12 to 19 total drying days in this process.

Natural

In this process, the coffee is sun-dried with the whole coffee cherry intact in thin layers on raised African beds. A parabolic plastic cover is used in the evening for increased air-flow to the coffee. The coffee undergoes 18 to 30 total drying days in the natural process.

Honey

In this type of processing, the skin of the fresh cherry is physically removed by a pulper machine without the addition of water, as with fully washed processing. After pulping, the coffee bypasses the demucilager to retain its mucilage. The coffee is then dried until it reaches 11 percent moisture content.

Plantation Facts

Harvest: Early October to
mid-January
Location: Southwestern Ethiopia,
Bench Maji zone
Land: Total farm area of 471 hectares, 320 hectares
planted with coffee
Elevation: 1,909-2,069 meters above sea level
Total trees: 700,000
Preservation area: 27%
Shade: Agroforestry system with a mix of indigenous shade tree varieties
Soil: Virgin forest, brown-red loamy soil
Temperature: 9-30˚C
Wildlife: Variety of birds, wild boar, deer, cheetah, buffalo, lion, colobus monkey, hyena, porcupine, rabbit, and other endemic species

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  • Hand sorting of crop '18/'19.
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  • Checkout this giveaway of a unique instant processed Gesha Village... Repost @swiftcupcoffee
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🚨GESHA GIVEAWAY! [Details below]
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Just a short time ago we took a leap and had our first small sale. Swift Cup was nothing more than a hobby to see if it was possible to make good instant coffee. We never quite imagined that first cup would turn into hundreds of thousands. Maybe it’s the season but we’re feeling especially grateful for all of your support! As a small thanks we thought it’s time for a little giveaway...
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10x Winners will receive a box of our [NEW] naturally processed Gesha from Gesha Village in Ethiopia! It’s a stunner and a little absurd to offer as instant. If you know, you know...
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To Enter: • Tag a friend who you’re grateful for. • Each tag is an entry. -
We’ll randomly select 5 entries - you and the friend you’ve tagged will both receive a box of our Gesha Village Natural. 10 winners total!
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Ends Saturday at midnight EST. Winners will be announced Sunday 11/17
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  • Amazing Lot 44 at UCR Hong Kong.
Repost @barudikopi
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Another cup of gesha... From @geshavillage Shewa Jibabu Block Lot 44... Gori Gesha varietals... Natural processed... strong strawberry jam notes... #specialtycoffee #masfotokopi #geshavillage #gesha #kopiitubuah #coffeelyfe
  • Repost @rubyroasters
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We’re very happy to announce that Ethiopia Gesha Village is back in stock! Orders that have been received will be shipping out tomorrow. Orders placed from now through the weekend will roast and ship Monday. We’ll have a few bags at the tasting room this weekend too! We’re excited to share this amazing coffee with you and proud to offer coffees from Gesha Village for the 3rd consecutive year. More on the project and this lot to follow in the coming weeks. ♥️
  • Checkout some cool DJs and Gesha Village Oma coffee service tonight!
#Repost @tinybirdcoffeeservice
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週末・土曜のスズメの珈琲屋はbonoboの土曜を12年間預かったイトーちゃんのフェアウェル・パーティにてブリュー!
今月がお誕生日なbonoboスタッフのバースデー・パーティも兼ねたスペシャル・ナイトってことでみてみて、この豪華面子!な一夜です。
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店主も大変お世話になったイトーちゃんの新たな門出を祝して本日もゲイシャやります。
エチオピアはゲシャ・ビレッジ・エステートより農園内のOMA地区で収穫されナチュラル精製されたこちらのロット、焙煎日から10日を過ぎパイナップルやパパイヤ、メロンといったトロピカル・フルーツのニュアンスに上品でフローラルなアロマ、いつまでも舌に残る甘さを感じられる素晴らしいコーヒーです。
「コジローのデジロウ」に引き続き最初の5杯は限定で800円、以降は1杯1000円にて賜ります。是非この機会にご賞味下さい。
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他にもレギュラー・メニューに優しい甘さとバランスの良い軽い果実味のグアテマラ/ベンジャミン・マルティネス・クルス、ミルク・チョコレートの甘さとシトラスの果実感、抜群の透明感のコロンビア/フィンカ・ラ・ブリサ(プロデュースド・バイ・ドリアン・フェリペ・オソリオ)をご用意しております。
今夜も絶対深い時間まで終わらないこと必至につき、明け方の気分転換に是非テラスにもお越し下さい。極上の一杯にておもてなしさせて頂きます。
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  • Auction lot cold brew!
Repost @funkpeanutscoffee
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:: 他們這一家 II :: 這家人除了住在藝伎村莊園,平常深居簡出不隨便外出,為了參加11/11四四南村小試身手市集,他們決定盛裝出席見見市面,還特地拍了全家福,喜歡喝熱的可以點手沖,要喝冰的可以點冰釀,還有想回家自己慢慢享用的可以買咖啡豆。
這一家人很貼心都幫大家想好了。 // 競標批次 //
Gesha Village auction 2018
Narsha Lot:#Gva.05 ▪
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