GESHA: Colombia Israel Hernandez Washed Gesha

The Gesha, or sometimes Geisha, coffee variety originally hails from Ethiopia. Intensely floral, Gesha was relatively unknown until Hacienda La Esmeralda won the Panama Cup of Excellence in 2004. Definitely special, if occasionally a bit (or a lot) overhyped, it's been taking the specialty coffee world by storm ever since. 

Huckleberry Roasters invests in people. We value longterm growing partners just as much as we value truly special coffee. So, for Huck, it was important that our first Gesha offering reflect both of those values. We have been sourcing Las Brisas from the town of Rioblanco in Tolima, Colombia since 2014, and tasted Israel Hernandez's very first harvest of Gesha during an origin trip in 2017. This is our third year roasting this delicious, floral coffee from Israel!

Israel Hernandez has been farming since 2005, and purchased his first Gesha trees in 2016. When we tasted his coffee at Caravela's Rioblanco warehouse on our visit four summers ago, we were floored by the coffee's florality and clean tropical flavors. It stood out not just among the more traditional varieties (which were clean and delicious, too!), but also stood head and shoulders over a few other Geshas.

After our first dive into roasting Israel's Gesha two years back, we're stoked on year three. This year Israel also placed 4th in Colombia's Cup of Excellence competition, and while we were out-bid on the auction lot, we've blind-tasted it alongside this coffee, and think the coffee you're about to brew is actually even better!

Obsesso Processo Design helped us make this coffee truly stand out, designing a special 8oz bag and gift box that pops just as hard as the coffee in the cup. We're offering this special coffee in three options, pairing it with both Colombia Las Brisas and Guatemala Monte de Oro Natural Gesha, so you have a few different ways to be the best gift-giver this holiday season.

1: Israel Gesha: 1 x 8oz bag of floral, complex, bright and delicous washed Gesha in an equally-bright gift box.

2. Taste of Rioblanco 2-pack: 1 x 8 oz bag of Israel Hernandez Gesha alongside 1 x 12 oz bag Colombia Las Brisas. Israel is one of the farmers who contributes to Las Brisas.

3. You Fancy Double Gesha 2-Pack: 1 x 8 oz bag of Guatemala Monte de Oro Natural Gesha alongside 1 x 8 oz bag of Colombia Israel Hernandez Washed Gesha

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