Ethiopia Gesha Village Dimma Growers Reserve
Regular price $ 35.00
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Tasting Notes: Tamarind - Brown Sugar - Tangerine Zest - Rooibos Tea
There are very few farms that are both progressively modern and yet permanently tied to the past. When Rachel Samuel and Adam Overton began plotting the concept for the estate, they had one goal: to seek out wild growing Gesha plants, harvest seeds from ripe cherries, and cultivate a new generation of Gesha in Ethiopia. With the Gesha/Geisha variety pulling in record breaking green coffee prices at auctions every year in countries like Panama or Colombia, Adam and Rachel wanted to return to the roots of where the variety came from and help bring focus around this rare variety back to Ethiopia.
This journey started with combing the Gori Gesha forest for wild growing coffee trees. As fruit was collected, and seeds were sorted for harvest, a variety designation of Gori Gesha 2011 was established to reflect the genetic diversity of the forest. Of that selection, trees and fruits that most resembled the Gesha/Geisha variety found across the sea were separated out and designated as Gesha 1931, due to size, morphology, shape, and cup profile. Finally, in order to promote general healthy biodiversity, a number of other varieties from the research center in Ethiopia were planted.
Establishing a new estate is difficult work. Due to how remote this area of Ethiopia is, it took extra effort to bring building materials to the site, generating hundreds of two day trips back to Addis Abbada for supplies. Constructing farm buildings, setting up processing equipment, and sourcing the water and power are difficult tasks to undertake, but what’s even more special is that the farm was planted mostly from wildly harvested seeds.
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