At Gesha Village, Adam Overton and Rachel Samuel Overton have taken an heirloom cultivar from the primeval forests where coffee was born and processed it with a modern twist on a time-honored tradition. The result is truly superlative, a 1931 Gesha varietal lot that combines the outsize flavors of the natural process with the crisp clarity characteristic of the best washed coffees.

  • Type Special Selection
  • Country Ethiopia
  • Flavor Profile Tropical
  • Variety 1931 Gesha

The details

  • Country Ethiopia
  • Producer Adam and Rachel Overton
  • Region Bench Maji
  • Elevation Range 1931-2040 m
  • Processing Method Natural
  • Drying Method Raised Bed
  • Harvest January 2021
  • Direct Trade Partner Since 2012

How To Brew

We recommend starting with a 1:18 coffee-to-water ratio, which provides an excellent total extraction level and maximizes flavor pulled out of the bean. For our special selection coffees we recommend a pour over method either on a Chemex, V60 or Kalita Wave.

Recommended Method Pour Over

  1. 01.
    Boil Water 205 - 212 F
  2. 02.
    Weigh Coffee 1g of coffee per 18g of water
  3. 03.
    Drop In Filter Add filter to equipment
  4. 04.
    Grind Coffee Grind coffee and add to filter
  5. 05.
    Add Water Add water in stages
  6. 06.
    Remove Filter Enjoy your coffee!
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Origin Story

Ethiopia Gesha Village 1931 Natural 7oz

Ethiopia’s landscapes, quite literally, were made for growing coffee. After all, it is the birthplace of coffee.

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    • Intelligentsia coffee buyers travel year-round working with a network of farmers. From the farm, coffee arrives at the roasting works in Chicago and Los Angeles, where coffee professionals cup, grade, and release over 50 single-origins and blends annually.

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    • A quarter-century of obsession with quality, more than 15 years of sourcing great coffee the right way, and an authoritative point of view on how to elevate coffee make Intelligentsia a trusted partner on your coffee journey.