Adam and Rachel Overton, of Gesha Village Coffee Estate, produce amazing quality coffees. We are fortunate to be able to call these two coffee professionals our producing partners for over three years. Adam and Rachel have selected two coffees to share with our subscribers in our inaugural box.
During their first four harvest seasons, Gesha Village has worked hard to get their fundamental processing protocols right – and applied consistently year after year. As a brand new farm, established in 2011, this was incredibly important – especially when many of the world’s foremost coffee producing estates are generations-old.
Now into their fifth year of harvest, Adam and Rachel have moved into more experimental processing methods. While some in the industry have pointed to these processing experiments as merely a hot, current trend, Adam sees it in a different light: "Any modern farm needs to have a progressive, experimental side to them. But Gesha Village is looking to maintain the house style we have cultivated, while pushing the flavour profile envelope further." From our perspective, the coffees Gesha Village has been producing so far is stellar in terms of quality, and that's a pretty significant argument against doing something that alters the intrinsic character too significantly.
This brings us to our first offerings for our ICONS subscription. So while these coffees are both non-traditionally processed selections, don’t expect crazy flavours that stray too far away from your previous Gesha Village experiences. Instead, the cup characters continue to reflect the taste philosophy of Gesha Village up until now: extremely clean with explosive floral and transparent fruit notes.
These two lots are exclusive worldwide to Cupping Room Coffee Roasters, and we couldn't be happier to share them with you:
Shew-Jibabu Gori Gesha - Anaerobic Natural 13-hour Fermentation
Surma Gesha 1931 - Anaerobic Fully Washed Single Fermentation
As this is the first production harvest of these experimental processing methods, first edition of our Icons subscription box will be limited.