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* VERY LIMITED * Colombia Israel Hernandez GESHA

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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. We have been excitedly waiting for the plants to reach full maturity ever since. Hard work and patience are a virtue -- and the waiting period is over! 
Huck is humbled, honored and tremendously proud to present Israel's coffee to you.  

This limited & truly special coffee deserved its very own custom packaging to match. This coffee will be packaged in black & craft paper tube to maximize protection and stand out on your counter & shelves. Our design friend, Lisa Wright of Obsesso Processo, worked with the Denver-based letterpress wizards at Genghis Kern on a green foil stamped, letter-pressed and tinted debossed label. On the inside you'll find two custom leather coasters made by our maker pals at Winter Session in Denver, CO to remember this coffee experience long after the coffee is finished. Last, but certainly not least, at the bottom of the carton you'll find the the magic -- 8 oz of Israel Hernandez's Gesha from Tolima, Colombia! 
Think of the hard work that went into this coffee and this package -- a true global and local effort amongst partners. Enjoy it! Cherish it! It's special. 

A bit more about Israel Hernandez. He 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 two 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  -- some of which, speaking truthfully, were less delicious than the traditional varieties.

Now that we finally have this crop here in Denver, we're still equally impressed. This coffee is delicate, with notes of elderflower, clementine, and tropical fruit. It's a unique coffee that won't last too long (for this season), and we're stoked that it's not just delicious, but also builds on a longterm partnership with growers in Rioblanco.

*** please note, we will be roasting this coffee on Monday's only. pending schedule change, 12/31, 1/7, 1/14, etc. *** 


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