The amount of diverse coffees that come from Huila is astonishing, and this coffee is no exception, a firm reminder why we love what we do. It is an honor to be working with this Gesha lot from young producer Rafael Ramírez. In the cup is a classic representation of the Gesha variety, delicate lilac floral aroma, wildflower honey and sweet tea
About Rafael Ramírez
Rafael Ramírez, from Pitalito, was born on January 16th, 1999. Like so many other producers, Rafael has been around coffee his entire life. With help from his mother, he was able to purchase his own six hectare farm. The land was previously used to grow coffee which made a perfect setup to continue cultivating different varieties including the renowned Gesha. Rafael, a young and motivated coffee producer is excited to compete in local quality events and the Cup of Excellence. We are thrilled to recognize Rafael as a stand-out producer with the highest goals of providing a quality product to roasters like ourselves.
There is significant confusion about Gesha because there are multiple genetically distinct plant types that have been referred to as Gesha, many of which share similar geographic origins in Ethiopia. Recent genetic diversity analyses conducted by World Coffee Research confirm that Panamanian Geisha descendent from T2722 is distinct and uniform. It is associated with extremely high cup quality when the plants are managed well at high altitude, and is known for its delicate floral, jasmine, and peach-like aromas.