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Colombia Finca La Reserva 96hr Anaerobic Honey Geisha 2024

SKU: GEN24CLF
$12.85/lb$835.25/65lb box
  • Flavor: Strawberry, White Grape, Jasmine, Green Tea, Lavender, Rose
  • Body: Light
  • Acidity: Bright
  • Process: 96 hour Anaerobic Honey
  • Moisture: 10.60%
  • Packaging: 65lb box
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Availability
East Coast: 69 Boxes
Cup Score: 89
Cupping Date: Jan '24

Finca La Reserva

In the department of Antioquia, Finca La Reserva sits atop the mountains at a dizzying 2000 meters above seal level. When Juan Felipe, La Reserva’s pioneering producer, came on board, he realized the potential of the the land.

 

In 2018, Juan Felipe began executing his long-term plan for the estate. By employing best practices in harvesting and innovation processing, he made La Reserva into a specialty coffee powerhouse.

 

However, La Reserva is not only about innovation in processing and award-winning cup profiles. Juan Felipe is particularly proud of his conservation efforts and finding the balance between high-quality production and caring for the farm’s 200 hectare’s of protected forests. The forest hosts thousands of native species and provides a sanctuary for endangered Andean bears.

 

What is Geisha coffee?

Geisha coffee beans are a variety under the Arabica coffee species. It’s also one of the most highly coveted varieties in the world, valued for its incredibly distinct flavor profile that includes delicate floral notes and tea-like character. The trees are naturally low-yielding and can be difficult to cultivate due to their sensitivity, adding to the rarity of geisha coffee beans available on the market.

 

Gesha coffee, as it was originally known, was collected from the Gesha region in Ethiopia and brought to Central America in 1953 as T2722, the variety we know as Panamanian Geisha today. Since experiencing exceptional success at the “Best of Panama” auction and gaining acclaim over the decades, gesha/geisha coffee beans are now being cultivated in many origins around the world.

 

This delicious honey process Colombian geisha from Finca La Reserva boasts an incredible flavor bouquet featuring floral notes of jasmine, lavender, and rose, with fruity and tea-like characteristics of strawberry, white grape, and green tea.

 

96 Hour Honey Process Coffee

In this bespoke process, ripe red Gesha variety coffee cherries were harvested and floated to sort out less dense beans. Afterwards, the cherries were depulped but some of the mucilage was left intact. The coffee was then fermented anaerobically in hermetically sealed 200-liter tanks for 96 hours. Following, the coffee was fully sun dried.

 

The honey process lies between the natural and washed process. Similar to the washed process, coffee cherries are depulped. However, in the honey process some fruit is kept on the beans in the drying process. The result is usually a coffee retains some fruitiness and sweetness – like a natural - but with a cleaner profile and less fermented flavors – like a washed coffee.

 

Colombian Coffee

Over half a million families dedicate their livelihoods to producing unroasted Colombia green coffee on small farms that dot the country’s volcanic mountain ranges. As the world’s third-largest producing country, the volume, quality, and variety that comes out of Colombia year-round is staggering. Coffee from Colombia is never dull, and with 16 coffee-producing regions along three mountain ranges and two harvests each year, Colombia always has fresh coffee on hand. Read more in our Colombian Coffee Origin Report.

GEOGRAPHY:

Region Ciudad Bolivar, Antioquia

Altitude 1900-2000

PRODUCER:

Finca La Reserva

VARIETY:

Geisha

PROCESSING:

96 hour Anaerobic Honey

HARVEST TIME:

October - December