WHY WE LOVE IT: Everything you want out of a Gesha — juicy citrus, soft stone fruit, delicate florals — from one of our favorite producer families.
DESCRIPTION: blackberry, Meyer lemon, jasmine, vibrant
REGION: San Agustin, Huila
ALTITUDE: 1,800 m
PROCESSING METHOD: washed
This Cupping Room Series release combines something new and exciting with something very familiar. We’ve known the Imbachis for almost 15 years, first meeting them when Kaldi’s Coffee owner Tyler Zimmer traveled to Colombia in 2009. In 2015, we bought our first lot from Carlos and we have been proud to offer coffee from his family farm, Finca Buenavista, every year since.
In early 2020, we released the first ever harvest of the Gesha variety from Carlos Imbachi. First planted in 2016, it took several seasons of patience and hard work to produce coffee’s most prized varietal and we were thrilled to be the first to offer it to you. Vibrant with notes of cherry and honeysuckle, it was a lot that was at once delicious and ripe with potential.
This year, we bring you our third Gesha offering from the Imbachis. It's everything you want out of the Gesha variety: juicy citrus notes, soft stone fruits, and delicate florals. We especially love how it transforms in the cup as it cools: when hot, you'll notice the jasmine florals and subtle blackberry notes, and as it cools the vibrancy of its citrus and sweetness all come folding in.
This Gesha is grown in the mountainous, biodiverse southern region of Huila, Colombia. The family's 1,000 trees are shade-grown beneath native Guama trees. After harvesting the Gesha, the coffee is depulped, fermented, and washed. It is then dried for over a week before beginning its long journey to the Kaldi's Coffee Roastery.
Experience the latest and greatest from the Imbachi family before it's gone!
About the Cupping Room Series:
The Kaldi's Coffee Cupping Room is the physical space where we first encounter new coffees. Every release of the Cupping Room Series represents something new, exciting, or eye-opening about the incredible world of specialty coffee.
Every coffee has a story to tell, but some bring us a sense of fresh wonder, a shared moment when we marvel at the complexities of this amazing beverage. Whether it's a taste that dazzles or a rare variety that delights, each coffee from our Cupping Room Series is an invitation to join us in our next moment of discovery.