Ricardo Zelaya - Geisha - Washed
Floral with mandarin, peach and green tea.
Origin - Guatemala
Farm - Santa Clara
Producer - Ricardo Zelaya
Varietal - Geisha
Altitude - 1,750-1,850m
Process - Washed
Import Partner - West Coast Coffee Traders
At the top of the Santa Clara Farm at 1,750-1,850m, there is around 3 hectares of Geisha variety coffee trees.
The Geisha at Santa Clara comes from Malawi Geisha seeds that Ricardo planted 12 years ago. Out of 500 seeds originally planted only 15 survived, these 15 Geisha trees grew and helped Ricardo plant more coffee to grow into the 3 hectares they have now.
The coffee is harvested and then depulped before being fermented for 14-22 hours. After fermentation the coffee is washed to remove any mucilage and then is dried in the green house.
As this Geisha coffee originates from Malawi, it is quite different to other Geisha coffees you may have seen and tried in the past. The beans are fairly small and round and have a unique mandarin & citrus sweetness to them.
We are particularly enjoying this coffee on pour over with a brew ratio of 1:17.
Each box includes 1 x 200g sealed bag of coffee.
Due to the size and delicate nature of this coffee, all boxes are only sold as whole bean.