ETHIOPIA 埃塞俄比亞 | Yirgacheffe Geisha G1 Natural 日曬
Geisha (also known as Gesha) is known for its exceptional cup quality, especially when grown at high altitudes. The variety comes from Ethiopian landrace coffees and was collected from Ethiopian coffee forests in the 1930s. The name supposedly derives from Ethiopia’s Gori Gesha forest.
There is some confusion with several genetically distinct varieties that have all been called Geisha, but the most famous variety is the Panama one. (The variety was brought to Lyamungu research station in Tanzania and from there, to Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE) in Central America in 1953. At CATIE, the variety was logged as T2722.)
Yirgacheffe is a district in Southern Ethiopia’s Sidamo region. Yirgacheffe is widely recognized as one of coffee’s ‘birth regions.’ Washed coffees coming from this district are so well-known and sought-after that Yirgacheffe is considered its own micro-region.
The majority of coffees grown in Yirgacheffe are local landrace varieties (which are often also called Ethiopian heirloom). Other varieties grown in the regjon were developed by the Jimma Agricultural Research Centre (JARC). JARC is an important research center for Ethiopia and has done a great deal of work on developing disease resistant and high yielding varieties that still demonstrate quality in the cup.
Most farmers in the region farm on fewer than 5 hectares (many counting their coffee farms in terms of trees rather than area). Cultivation methods are traditional for the most part, with coffee being grown as part of an integrated ‘coffee garden,’ intercropped with other food crops.
Farm 農戶/Coop 合作社/Station 加工場:
Geisha Gr.1 Natural
2005 meters above sea level
Roast level 烘焙度:
Light Roast 淺烘焙 🟤⚪⚪⚪⚪
Stonefruits and yellow fruits aroma with nice body, hint of toffee, green grapes on mid-palate. It is well balanced, lengthy and layered finish. Can serve either hot or cold. Cool it down for a juicy finish.