La Pradera - Gesha
La Pradera - Gesha
Tasting Notes: Peach Candy, Bergamot, Vibrant
Origin: Colombia - Huila
Farm/Co-op: La Pradera
Sourced By: Coffee Quest
This is a new and exclusive relationship for us, two years in the making, and we could not be more excited! We met Enrique during our first trip to Colombia in 2019 and were immediately taken by his meticulous processing but came to find he is also growing some really exciting varietals to go with that meticulous processing.
This Gesha is the lot that originally turned us on to Enrique. During our first trip to Colombia, Enrique showed up to the buying station in Huila with a tiny sample of Gesha from his farm as farmer's often do. Stephen at Coffee Quest quickly milled and roasted the coffee along with hundreds of other samples and the next day we returned to cup his samples. Needless to say this sample exploded off the sample and was the favorite coffee of the entire trip. Because of this, we changed all of our plans and headed out to see Enrique's farm to see where the magic was happening.
At the farm it turned out he was actively processing more Gesha so we had the pleasure of watching as he meticulously monitored the temperature of the fermentation, agitating it frequently and adding fresh, clean, cold water to keep the fermentation temperature down. through a makeshift watering can of water bottles with holes poked through them (see the photo below).
That was all we needed to see as we were ready to purchase that Gesha right there and then from him. Unfortunately there was only 1kg available that year but we bought it directly from him and personally enjoyed it as we waited all year for this full size lot to be ready.
We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Gesha is weird, Gesha is special and Gesha is often overhyped but this coffee - this Gesha - is legitimately one of the best lots we've personally had the pleasure of drinking anywhere (and we genuinely do not say that ever).