Colombia El Vergel Geisha Natural
$29.99 per pound
Just arrived and in very limited supply. We are starting to see a lot of really great washed and natural geishas from different producers as the geisha varietal becomes more popular and more affordable. This Colombia natural processed geisha from Finca El Vergel is a great example, and it is delicious and approachable for anyone trying to get into the geisha game. Just last year we carried the washed geisha from Finca El Vergel and we were very happy with it and this coffee is no exception.
The farm, Finca El Vergel, is located in Algeciras, Huila, Colombia and run by Robinson Rozo. The farm sits at an elevation of approximately 1,920 meters and consists of 68 hectares in total. Of those 68 hectares, approximately 15 Ha are planted with coffee, or 43,500 trees in total. The 43,500 trees consist of the following varieties: 12,000 Caturra, 8,000 Variedad Colombia, 1,500 Typica, 14,000 Catimor and 6,000 Geisha and 2,000 Java. Robinson, along with his siblings, each inherited a piece of the land and the 2.25 Ha that Robinson has planted are in 100% Geisha. However, Robinson also recently bought another farm nearby and planted 2,000 trees of Java. The unique characteristic is that currently all of the infrastructure is at the larger farm, El Vergel, and all coffee, for now, from both farms, is processed there. They have an extensive wet-mill and sufficient space to dry both washed and naturals, something quite rare for producers in Colombia. Once the cherries are received to the wet mill, they are floated, the remaining immature beans are manually selected out, fermented in grain-pro bags for 36 hours and then laid out to dry for between 20-30 days. Robinson is a young, motivated producer, but not new to specialty coffee. Before planting his own trees, Robinson learned how to cup at one of Colombia's local trade schools, El Sena. In addition, Robinson took 1st place in the Coffee Quest’s Huila Mágico competition in 2020!
- Country: Colombia
- Farm: Finca El Vergel
- Producer: Robinson Rozo
- Region: Huila
- Municipality: Algeciras
- Altitude: 1,920 meters
- Varietal: Geisha
- Process: Natural
- Harvest Season: September-December
Suggestion: It is not recommended to add dairy to this coffee. Geisha coffee flavors are generally too delicate and dairy will neutralize the brighter aspects and floral notes you are paying for.
Some photos courtesy The Coffee Quest