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COMPETITION SELECTION: BEST OF GLE 2018 CERRO AZUL GESHA NATURAL 150g

2018 Competition Selection:

BEST OF GLE 2018 CERRO AZUL GESHA NATURAL 150g

Coffee ships after our next roasting day: January 23
  • PRODUCER: Rigoberto Herrera
  • FARM: Cerro Azul
  • REGION: Valle del Cauca
  • ORIGIN: Colombia
  • ALTITUDE: 1,950m
  • VARIETIES: Gesha
  • PROCESS: Natural
  • FLAVOURS: Wild strawberry, sangria wine, passionfruit

We are beyond excited to offer coffees again from our friends at Cafe Granja La Esperanza. For this year's crop, we have secured seven amazing and rare lots to share with you.  We will be releasing them in this series, "Best of Granja La Esperanza 2018," from Autumn until Winter, and we hope you enjoy this sensory journey along with us.  There are some particularly exquisite lots for which we will only take pre-orders and roast only once, so keep your eyes on this space!

Producer Rigoberto Herrera of Cafe Granja La Esperanza has spent the last several years experimenting and pushing coffee innovation. At their five farms, he has  planted  several  varieties  not  typically found in Colombia. These include some of the earliest plantings of Geisha trees in the country. 

Cerro Azul Gesha Natural is our sixth release from our "Best of Granja La Esperanza 2018" series.  We have been buying from Rigo since 2011 and our barista, Kapo Chiu, used Cerro Azul Gesha to win 2nd Place in the 2014 World Barista Championships.

This precious lot of gesha was processed as a natural, which provides a high level of complexity in fruit flavours as well as acidity, while maintaining the primary flavour profile of the gesha variety -- floral, citrus, and delicate tea-like body.  

You'll find Jasmine, a range of tropical fruits and berries, peach notes, high sweetness, and a light, silky body.  Please enjoy!
The next "Best of Granja La Esperanza 2018" Lot release will be: Cerro Azul Gesha AAA!