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The Chamana Gesha comes from the Buenos Aires lot at Café Granja La Esperanza. It was grown as an experiment, located between the La Esperanza and Cerro Azul lots. With the same soil quality as it's more widely known lots, Rigoberto and Luis Herrera wanted to observe the outcome of the slightly different altitudes and sun.
The results are a resounding success! In 2012, Gesha from this lot placed 7th in the SCAA's Coffees of the Year competition.
While PT's Coffee has carried Rigoberto and Luis Herrera's award-winning coffee over the years, we are proud to carry this beautiful coffee as our first Direct Trade offering from Café Granja La Esperanza
Nearly a century old, Café Granja La Esperanza has taken great strides under the brother's 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, some of them organic.
In 2012, Café Granja La Esperanza achieved a "Triple Crown," landing in 2nd, 3rd, and 7th place in the SCAA's Coffees of the Year competition.
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.