Brewing Recommendation:Filter Brews / Modern Espresso
At the very beginning, the Gesha varietal was famed for their outstandingly delicate flavours, whether they underwent the classic washed or natural processing methods.
It has since enjoyed a prestigious position in many specialty drinker's eyes, even until today - so much that investor would establish and dedicate a whole estate and farm named Gesha Village in the Gesha region.
And guess what?
We have got our hands on a Gesha 1931 varietal (the original varietal which was brought to Panama and became famous) from its native terroir, Bench Maji! To add to the excitement, it is underwent a special natural process where pre-fermentation was done before being dried on African raised beds.
Grab them before they are gone!
On the Naming of the Coffee
At The Crackpots Coffee Roaster, we always try to help beginners and advanced drinkers alike to understand more about coffees. One of our efforts is to explain the various cryptic names of coffees which could be confusing.
Here’s a breakdown of this coffee:
Ethiopia, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a country in the Horn of Africa.
Ethiopia is said to be where all coffees come from, and coffee production in Ethiopia is a longstanding tradition which dates back dozens of centuries.
Bench Maji is one of the fourteen zones of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Region. It is now officially renamed as Bench Sheko!
An Ethiopian heirloom varietal discovered by British Ambassador of Ethiopia in year 1931, near the village of Gesha. It was brought back for research purposes and gained a lot of attention since.