Tasting Notes: Rose, Black Tea, Peach

Tasting Notes: Rose, Black Tea, Peach

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Tasting Series: Villa Betulia

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Huila, Colombia


Variety: Geisha

Processing: Natural

Origin: Huila, Colombia

Producers: Luis Anibal Calderon

Altitude: 1500-1600m

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. There truly isn't anything that can compare to a great Geisha coffee, and we're overjoyed to share this lot as part of our Tasting Series. Enjoy!

Each shipment will contain 6oz of coffee.

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4.0 out of 5

First Geisha

This is very tasty. I was surprised that it was naturally processed. I didn't know they did that with geishas. This is the least "naturally processed-tasting" coffee I have ever tried. I think that is a good thing. There may not be a lot of brightness or fruit flavors, but it's one of my favorites.

On 12/23/18 Tim Browning said

Addendum: I meant least naturally processed-tasting of the naturally processed coffees I have tried, not all the coffees.

Tim Browning

Idaho Falls

Member Since

February '16

2.0 out of 5


The coffee is really tangy, and sour. I can taste the floral notes (and admittedly, I prefer the deeper, richer notes) but they are drowned by the acidic taste of the brew. We both love to try new coffees but this one just didn't hit either of us right. I doubt we will try drinking a second cup.

Kiela Dawn


Member Since

December '18