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COMPETITION SELECTION: GLE 2019 CERRO AZUL GESHA AAA WASHED 150g

2019 Competition Selection:

GRANJA LA ESPERANZA 2019 CERRO AZUL GESHA AAA WASHED 150g

Coffee ships after our next roasting day: April 24
  • HARVEST: December 2018 - January 2019
  • PRODUCER: Rigoberto Herrera
  • FARM: Cerro Azul
  • REGION: Valle del Cauca
  • ORIGIN: Colombia
  • ALTITUDE: 1,950m
  • VARIETIES: Gesha
  • PROCESS: Washed
  • FLAVOURS: Lavender, Concord grape, Earl Grey

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.

We have been buying from Rigoberto Herrera at Granja La Esperanza since 2011, and our founder, Kapo Chiu, used Cerro Azul Gesha Washed to win second place at the 2014 World Barista Championships - so, to say that this coffee is close to our hearts, is quite the understatement.

This lot of amazing gesha is processed using 15 hours of controlled fermentation, then fully washed and mechanically dried for consistency.  This lot falls under the AAA grade classification to denote the most pronounced intensity of flavour for the Cerro Azul terroir.

This is a stunning example of a Colombian washed gesha.  A well-balanced coffee with floral perfume, honeyed sweetness, and notes of lavender, Concord grape, and Earl Grey tea.  Please enjoy!