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While PT’s Coffee has carried Rigoberto and Luis Herrera’s
award-winning coffee over the years, we are now proud to call him a Direct Trade partner.
Nearly a century old, Cafe Granja La Esperanza has taken great strides under the brothers, leadership and forward-thinking vision. In the last decade, the farm has diverged from the traditional “C” market coffees, to the more delicate and exquisite varieties coveted by the specialty coffee industry, including Gesha.
Those ten years of experimentation, education, and great effort culminated in a Triple Crown; they won 2nd, 3rd, and 7th place at the 2012 SCAA Best Coffee of the Year
Cerro Azul AAA took 2nd place with a score of 88.25. The trees grow in a unique landscape on the farm, on an elevated foothill between two mountain faces at the Pacific Ocean. The windward side receives a warm, mineral rich sea breeze while the leeward side rises over the Valle del Cauca and gives the valley intermittently cloudy weather. Being located between these two faces exposes the trees to fog at sunrise and sunset, with strong equatorial sun in the afternoon. The plentiful rain and rich volcanic soil provide conditions for the Gesha berries to reach optimum levels of sugar.
Gesha vs Geisha
The "Geisha" (or Gesha) is a rare coffee tree variety that is believed to have originated in the town of Gesha, Ethiopia. The flavor of coffee that this tree produces is considered by many (including me) to be some of the best in the world. However, the spelling of the variety has left some with confusion.
Since the variety originated from the town of Gesha in Ethiopia, some producers of the rare variety prefer to spell it in this manner. Others producers, primarily in Panama, have adopted a slight variation on the spelling - "Geisha," which has been widely accepted as correct. So, at PT's Coffee, instead of taking a stand on the "correct" spelling, we are doing what we often do, look to the producers of the coffee for their opinion. You will notice each bag in this box is spelled differently. We spelled the coffee the way the producers have chosen to spell it. Both are commonly accepted and, since spelling in Ethiopia is phonetic, either one could be accepted as correct.