COMPETITION SELECTION: BEST OF GLE 2018 CERRO AZUL GESHA WASHED AAA 150g
2018 Competition Selection:
BEST OF GLE 2018 CERRO AZUL GESHA WASHED AAA 150g
Coffee ships after our next roasting day: February 20
- PRODUCER: Rigoberto Herrera
- FARM: Cerro Azul
- REGION: Valle del Cauca
- ORIGIN: Colombia
- ALTITUDE: 1,950m
- VARIETIES: Gesha
- PROCESS: Washed
- FLAVOURS: Lavender, orange blossom, concord grape
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 Washed is our seventh and final 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 using 15 hours controlled fermentation, then fully washed and mechanically dried. This lot falls into the rare AAA grade classification to denote the most pronounced intensity of flavour for this Cerro Azul terroir.
You'll find a well-balanced coffee, a smooth and syrupy body with notes of lavender, concord grape, and orange blossom. Please enjoy!