Gesha Village Illubabor Lot 002 (Single farm)
What we have here is the Illubabor 1974 varietal. It is a researched varietal and part of a collection from the Jimma Agricultural Research Center in Ethiopia. This center studies wild varieties collected from the Ethiopian forest looking for charactheristics such as cup quality, good yield and disease resistance beans. The Illubabor 1974 varietal came from the Gori Gesha, deep in the Illubabor forest.
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Illubabor comes from the Gesha Village — but it’s not geisha coffee ala Panama. Part of the Jimma Research Centre’s work involves looking into possible connections between Panamanian geisha and what’s been found in the surrounding areas of the Gori Gesha forest. Genetic research is being conducted in an attempt to find further links between these two, and shed light on the history of these wild heirloom varietals.
We roasted this coffee differently than usual. The charge temperature is lower than average. Something like roasting a Brazilian coffee as the density of the beans is lower than the average heirloom coffee even though the altitude of the coffee is high.
The outcome is juicy orange peel, bergamot and sage. With ample floral fragrance, honey and fresh blueberries and grapes. The layers are complex and changeable, delicate and elegant
Varietal - Illubabor 1974
Origin - Gesha Village, Ethiopia
Altitude - 1900 masl
Process - Natural