We are excited to announce our first ever Gesha harvest from our family farm. Last year we only had 15lbs of this coffee so this year is our first real harvest. Four years in the making, this has been one of the most exciting projects we have done on the farm thus far. With years of careful considerations of the agronomy used, our plants are thriving in our terroir year after year. This is our first full harvest, and we are excited to share this experience with our friends and family here.
Gesha is brand new to Brazil and being new to the scene comes with some added difficulties. Not knowing how it would grow on our land in Sul De Minas we had to search for any info we could from farms outside the country. We planted seeds of Gesha at an area of our farm where we grow our experimental and high quality varietals and cared for these plants meticulously. We have a dedicated agronomist who does soil studies and addresses the nutrition of these plants separately from everything else we do at the farm. Now, after four years, the plants are thriving and loving the cool shade covered climate we have introduced them in.
Being its first production harvest, our Gesha cherries were picked at the peak of their ripeness by hand, with 3-4 separate passes. They dried on our raised beds, piled and covered over night and open to the mild Winter sun in Brazil for about 6-8 hours each day, for about 30 days each lot.
Being its second-year harvest (first production harvest) and having the plants still growing both their root system and their height a considerable amount (the trees are only five feet tall), they must split their nutrients between growing new branches, roots, and the cherries themselves. The flavors are everything you could hope from a natural processed Gesha. Florals and fruit notes are apparent but coming from the young trees have a soft and delicate nature to them.
Farmer: José Augusto Peixoto
Farm: Fazenda São José da Boa Vista
Region: Sul de Minas
Altitude: 1250 MSL
Taste: Cherry, Strawberry, Date
Recommended Brewing Methods:
Filter: Saint Anthony’s C70
C70, 19g in 300g out, 4:00 – 4:15 Min
After brewing this every way, we could think of we thought the C70 did it the most justice with its dense sweetness and clarity of flavors. It opens with sweet delicate flavors of apricot and milk chocolate. Followed by soft florals like those found in a white tea and a delicate mandarin orange acidity with a sweetness of marshmallow. Then cooling down into fresh lime and nougat. We love how soft this coffee is with its fruit notes while also maintaining a dense sweetness.
- Frosted lime-berry spritzer
- Forest fruit tart
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