Colombia Finca La Loma - Rodrigo Sanchez Geisha
This selection is produced by the owner of Finca Monteblanco that we have in one of our offerings. Snr Rodrigo Sanchez other farm is known as Finca La Loma which is situated in Pitalito, Huila.
Snr Rodrigo introduced Geisha first at Finca El Progreso in 2013, and to La Loma and Monteblanco shortly after. Planting new varieties is part of a development to improve the genetic diveristy and resilience of the coffee fields. Geisha is naturally a rust resistant plant and the trees have a very tall and and elegant form with plenty of space between the branch. This makes a slightly lower yields but it has a much easier harvest selection of the ripest cherries.
Snr Rodrigo has a specific policy in determining which processing method is appropriate for each harvest batch and to ensure a uniformed taste in the cup. In this selection, the coffee has 24-27 degrees Brix. The geisha is fermented between 28 - 32 hours and fully washed with clean water and dried using solar dryer for serveral days and finally transfered to shaded raised beds to complete the drying process.
For this Geisha, we did a medium light roast with long maillard as it has a plenty of sweet fruity type notes within. When in ground form, the coffee has an aroma of peaches, grapes and floral notes. At first sip, the acidity is towards citrus and blackberry. Floral notes emerges after the second sip. The coffee is japanese tea like with aroma of apricot and jasmine. As it cools down, the pineapple juice and mango notes emerge. The coffee is complex, clean and sweet.
Varietal - Geisha
Altitude - 1650 masl
Origin - Huila
Process - Full Washed