Cerro Azul Gesha natural lot - Colombia

€ 35.00

CUP SCORE 92.00 (SCA cup protocol)

*Competition Series*

Jasmine / Pineapple / Mango / Passion Fruit / Peach / Nutmeg

suggested for espresso and filter


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Technical detail

Granja La Esperanza      Colombia         
Producer             Country
   Valle del Cauca       1700-2000 mt
Region/Terroir       Elevation


Dry (natural)             Gesha 
Fermentation        Cultivar


    November 16              January 17    
     Picked in              Landed in


       1800 kg               Vacuum Pack
     Lot size                Arrived in
   Rubens Gardelli     drum roaster
  Roast profile by    Roasted on



This outstanding lot, profiled and roasted by Rubens, was used by Eddy Righi and Veronika Gàlovà Veselà during their 2016 winning presentation on National Brewers Cup of Italy and Slovakia!

Produced from trees of the rare Ethiopia-derived botanical variety Gesha (also spelled Geisha). Gesha was planted on the Granja La Esperanza farms as part of a ten-year project to improve coffee quality and to introduce new botanical varietals to Colombia; Cerro Azul is one of those farms.

Geisha (the Spanish spelling of the word Gesha) is a variety of coffee crop under the Genus of Arabica. Originally found in Ethiopia by Mount Gesha and hence name Gesha, its roots are from Ethiopia. One of the first experiments at bringing this variety out of Ethiopia occurred in Panama and Costa Rica. The challenges in getting the Gesha (then named Geisha by Spanish speakers) to grow and produce coffee cherries were immense. Once these challenges were overcome the results in the cup were unlike any coffee ever tasted. The Geisha provides a high level of complexity with a delicate almost tea like body. With its generally elongated beans and distinctive floral and chocolate cup, the Gesha variety continues to distinguish itself as one of the world’s most unique coffees.

Cerro Azul is located in a zone with high wind speed and sudden temperature changes during day and night, the warm winds from the valley of Cauca are combined with the cold wind coming from the Pacific Ocean creating the ideal microclimate for the Gesha.

The coffee is cultivated in an agro-ecological using the best agricultural practices

1. Manual and rigorous picking. The pickers must be trained to recognize the color where cherries are at the precise ripeness that guarantees an optimal levels of sugar depending of the process (natural-honey-fully washed) that that specific coffee lot is destined for.

2. After the picking, the coffee cherries are left 48 hours in stainless steel Silos and then moved to solar drying for as long as 28 days. The fermentation process is constantly supervised and coffee is stirred and sensorial tested to determine the ideal fermentation based on the cup profile wanted.

3. Dried cherries are then packed in GrainPro bags to protect from temperatures changes.

4. Every coffee lot is sampled and quality assessed and retrieved to the main warehouse. This a very important part of the quality control process since it allows the laboratory to go back to the process and make any necessary adjustments to obtain the cup profile required by the client.

5. Once the quality has been checked, the coffee is placed in other warehouse and it will be ready to be dry milled, vacuum packed and exported according to client’s needs.

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