Gesha Village, Ethiopia
Near the border of South Sudan, you find the wild, dense, and stunning forests of the Bench Maji zone. Home to the radiant Gesha variety. A coffee that has the power to astonish coffee drinkers around the globe with sparkling clean profiles.
While producing a documentary about Ethiopian coffee, Rachel Samuel and Adam Overton
developed a passion for coffee. They fell in love with Ethiopia, its people, and the coffee. With the guidance of Willem Boot, Rachel and Adam brought the Gesha variety home and rekindled the legend.
Gesha Village was found by Rachel and Adam six years ago near the birth ground where the famed Panamanian Geisha was discovered. A 471-hectare farm with high elevation, ample rainfall, temperate climates, and fruitful ground. Rachel and Adam started to select wild Gesha plants from the Gori Gesha forest and planted these among the indigenous trees. 2000 coffee trees per hectare were paired with more than 30.000 native shade trees. Their
agroforestry farming approach creates a balance between the original environment and the
commercial management of the farm.
The Village farm is divided into eight sub-farms (Bangi, Narsha Gaylee, Dimma, Shaya, Oma, Surma and Shewa-Jibabu) where the production of three varieties (Gesha 1931, Gori Gesha, and Illubabor) is meticulously tracked from mill to export.
I present you here the Surma lot, natural process Gesha 1931 variety, enjoy!