An alternative expression of the famed gesha variety, this offering is a varietal separation from the Divino Niño growers group. It shows broad florality and deep sweetness with a slightly amondy finish.
Divino Niño Gesha
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Producer Coopertativa Divino Niño & ASCOFAFOR
Region Sauza, Huila
Altitude 1300- 1750 masl
Divino Niño is a group of 50+ farming families in Sauza, Huila. The group is led by their president Edilma Polania Bermeo. This coffee is a single variety Pink Bourbon community blend from the farmers of Divino Niño. Our importing partner, Osito has started producing these single variety community lots when there are several very small deliveries of Pink Bourbon or Gesha. These deliveries are so small that it is difficult to create single farmer lots. By separating these sought-after varieties, and combining them with the same varieties from other farmers, Divino Niño is able to attain higher prices, rather than blending them into multi-variety community blends. This year we are proud to be serving two such lots from Divino Niño; Pink Bourbon, and Gesha.
Of the many growing regions in Colombia, the mountainous department of Huila in the south west of the country grows the most coffee. Huila enjoys a wide diversity of micro-climates, temperatures, altitudes and coffee varieties. In fact, coffee is grown in 35 of Huila's 37 municipalities. All of this means that the coffee coming out of this region is as diverse as the variables that influence its production.
The famed and highly sought after Gesha variety is originally from Ethiopia. It was transported to Latin America in the 1950s where it was noted for its tolerance to leaft rust. In 2005, the variety was "rediscovered" when it won that year's Best of Panama competition. Since then, it has gone on to break price records at auction year after year and has been planted by farmers across Latin America in hopes of securing high prices.
The variety itself is highly demanding, and it requires high elevations in order to really deliver the exceptional floral, jasmine and stone fruit cup characteristics it is so famous for. There are actually a number of genetically distinct varieties that carry the name Gesha, and most have been traced back to Landraces from the same geographic area in Ethiopia.
Coffee is pulped, and then dry fermented for 36-48 hours and before being washed. The coffee is then dried for roughly 15 days.