Colombia Finca Luisa Juan Pablo Gesha Washed

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  • Country: Colombia

    Region: Ciudad Bolivar, Antioquia

    5° 32' 22.501" N 75° 51' 15.0646" W

    Farm: La Luisa

    Farmer/Grower: Juan Pablo y Familia Velez

    Varieties: Gesha

    Processing: Washed

    Altitude: 1800 m.a.s.l.

    Humidity: 10.5%

    Density: 1.15 g/ml

    Harvest Date: March, 2022

    Arrival Date: September, 2022

    Marks: 003-0685-0063

    SCA Cupping Score: 87.88

  • Fruity fragrance and aroma with florals and honey. Notes of rose, jasmine, mango and a candied sweetness with an aftertaste of black tea, green tea, brown sugar, honey, and lemon. A soft citrusy acidity and an incredibly silky mouthfeel and medium body. Delicious!
  • This is an excellent representation of a gesha coffee from Colombia. The floral profile is soft and delicate without bitterness. We find that this is best preserved with light roasts.

    Roasting the coffee itself is fairly straightforward with a very average humidity and density and bean sizes that are fairly typical for Excelso grades in Colombia. Approach this lot like many other washed coffees and err on the side of caution with heat application.

As the trend for gesha coffee started taking off, Juan Pablo had immense difficulty finding seeds to plant his own. After giving up looking for them, a friend called him one day to explain that her father had coffee seedlings at home that he was looking to give away. Being an architect, her father was not in the business of growing coffee and received them as a gift for his garden. Juan Pablo agreed to pick up the seedlings in his pickup truck to clear the space for his friend and her father. As they were loading the truck, Don Juan asked the father what variety the plants were, to which he replied calmly that they were gesha plants. Skeptical, Juan planted the seedlings at the farm in an open area he had not developed yet. As the plants began to grow, he noticed peculiar attributes; the plants were tall with thin branches that grew up at a different angle than typical varieties. He knew they were obviously different, but remained skeptical that they could be gesha plants until after waiting 3 years for the seedlings to produce he was able to verify that they were in fact gesha plants with extremely unique cup characteristics! Those 300 seedlings have now become 10,000 plants on the farm.

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