farm: Granja La Esperanza

producer: Rigoberto Herrera

altitude: 1700-2000 MASL

process: natural

varietal: geisha

Geisha XO

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Geisha XO

cherry hard candy • rose petal • rum

Regular price $60.00 $0.00

farm: Granja La Esperanza

producer: Rigoberto Herrera

process: natural

varietal: geisha

*IF YOUR ORDER CONTAINS OTHER NON-LIMITED COFFEE, THE ENTIRE ORDER WILL ROAST & SHIP TOGETHER ACCORDING TO THE ROAST DATE LISTED ABOVE.

Nearly a century old, Café Granja La Esperanza has taken great strides under Rigoberto Herrera’s leadership and forward-thinking vision. In the last decade, the farm has diverged from the traditional “C” market coffees to the more delicate and exquisite varieties coveted by the specialty coffee industry, including Geisha.

Those ten years of experimentation, education, and great effort culminated in a Triple Crown; they won 2nd, 3rd, and 7th place at the 2012 SCAA Best Coffee of the Year.

The trees grow in a unique landscape on the farm, on an elevated foothill between two mountain faces by the Pacific Ocean. The windward side receives a warm, mineral rich sea breeze while the leeward side rises over the Valle del Cauca and gives the valley intermittently cloudy weather. Being located between these two faces exposes the trees to fog at sunrise and sunset, with strong equatorial sun in the afternoon. The plentiful rain and rich volcanic soil provide conditions for the Geisha berries to reach optimal levels of sugar.

Gesha vs Geisha

The Geisha (or Gesha) is a rare coffee tree variety believed to have originated in the town of Gesha, Ethiopia. The flavor of coffee this tree produces is considered by many to be some of the best in the world. However, the spelling of the variety has left some with confusion.

At Bird Rock Coffee, instead of taking a stand on the "correct" spelling, we are looking to the coffee producers for their opinion. We spell the coffee the way the producers have chosen to spell it.


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