Classic: Villa Betulia
Origin: Huila, Colombia
Producers: Luis Anibal Calderon
This beautiful lot of Geisha coffee was grown by Luis Anibal Calderon on his farm in Huila, Colombia. Don Luis started his first Geisha plantings four years ago and after seeing the results he shifted his entire farm's focus to producing specialty coffees. He now farms over twenty different varietals of coffee and is doing more processing on-site. Don Luis has recently expanded to producing honeys and naturals, and with the stellar results he's been getting so far he hopes to expand natural production further with future crops. This natural Geisha lot was hand-picked, floated to remove any defective cherries, and then dried on raised beds for 25 days before a second hand-sorting selected the best cherries for milling.
Geisha coffees are well-regarded (and rightly so) for their floral taste profiles. This coffee delivers on that front with a noticeable rose note that pairs well with the other flavors in the cup. Villa Betulia is one of the more complex Geishas we've seen recently, with layers of black tea and peach tastes as well as some hints of other red fruits at play. It isn't as bright as some other Colombian coffees, but the subtlety and nuanced flavors of the bean make for a truly exciting experience every time you brew.