Producer: Pablo Andres Guerrero
Farm: Hacienda El Obraje
Altitude: 6545 feet
Notes: Lilac, Champagne, Lychee
This is our second year featuring coffee from Direct Trade partner, Pablo Andres Guerrero of Hacienda El Obraje. Originally a bean and wheat farmer, Sr. Guerrero established his coffee farm in Nariño in 1999, pioneering the specialty coffee industry in the region.
Four years ago, Sr. Guerrero planted Gesha near the top of his farm, this is the first harvest from those trees. Due to their youth and the high altitude, this coffee has smaller and denser beans than a typical Gesha.
Today the farm is testing areas of the land with different species and densities of shade plants. They have planted several different, highly sought after varieties of coffee as well as engaging in ongoing experiments with wet milling, fermentation, and drying.
This lightly roasted Gesha features a sweet lime and lilac aroma. When brewed, it tastes reminiscent of champagne, with a silky body, sparkling acidity, and lychee sweetness. The finish is soft, like honey and cream, with a gentle note of passion fruit.