PERUVIAN GEISHA SAN ANTONIO LIGHT-MEDIUM ROAST
Altitude: 1500 m
Cupping Notes: Clean cup, silky body with sweet acidity with notes of limes, honey and caramel.
Geisha coffee is one of the rarest varieties of coffees in the world. This Geisha coffee comes hails from the San Antonio finca in Peru. In 2005 Marco Antonio Montes Damiano purchased a farm and installed three hectares of coffee. Marco started with varieties of Caturra, Typical, Pache, and after dealing with leaf rust in 2014, he planted Geisha. Marco is an organic producer and a member of the cooperative La Florida.
These coffee beans originally come from Ethiopia, from the Gori Gesha forest. The name of the coffee hails from this region, but in a series of misunderstandings, it adopted the name of historical women entertainers from Japan. Today both Gesha and Geisha are viable terms for the coffee.
It was first brought from Ethiopia to Costa Rica in the 1950s to the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center. Afterward, it was taken to Panama as one of the new types of coffee that the country may cultivate. Hacienda la Esmeralda was one of the farms that took the seeds. Since then the geisha variety has spread to other coffee regions around the world.
Today, Geisha costs up to $110 per cup, making it one of the most expensive coffees in the world. This Peruvian Geisha compares favorably to Panamanian Geisha at a fraction of the cost.
This is VERY LIMITED in availability and will only be available in 12 oz. bags, and will only be roasted light-medium, to retain the natural sugars and wonderful flavor characteristics.