Colombia - CGLE - Cerro Azul Geisha Natural
"Upon grounding the roasted coffee, it has dry aroma of strawberry, blueberry, grape and intense floral aromas. At first sip, blueberry jam, grapes, peach, lychee with fruity aroma of grapes. In the midsection, notes of bergamot an rose that continue to be in tune throughout. The coffee is elegant, complex and changeable."
Cerro Azul is one of the top farms owned and operated by Granja La Esperanza. This farm is located in Trujillo in the department of Cauca. Cauca is a land of where exotic coffee is from.
Every year we will buy at least an exotic variety from this farm. In 2019, we procured for the Pacamara Natural which was planted in the Las Magaritas farm. Last 2 years ago we obtained the Sudan Rume washed, which was also planted at the same farm, Las Magaritas. Last year we managed to procure the Honey Geisha process and the Washed Sudan Rume. This year we managed to obtained the Natural process Geisha from Cerro Azul
For the natural Process, selective picking is conducted to ensure a cherries of certain grape colour is picked with a range 18 brix. The coffee cherries is first fermented in a container for 36 hours before it is dried. The drying process is a hybrid where the coffee is first dried in a silo for 48 hours where temperature is maintained at 35C and then it is then dried using a hybrid solar dryer for the next 15 days.
This selected lot is planted at an altitude of 1700 masl. The seeds of Geisha of this farm is originally from Panama. Back in 2007, Don Rigoberto had the opportunity to lease a piece of land in Panama. The farm is called La Carleida. As an expert in processing coffee, Don Rigoberto had the opportunity to produce high scoring Geisha in the following year in the Best of Panama series 2008. In BoP 2008, the farm was placed at #1. From there onwards, Don Rigoberto has been bringing in geisha seeds from panama to his farm in Colombia.
Variety : Geisha
Altitude : 1700 masl
Process : Natural
Origin : Cerro Azul, Cauca