Most of the Geisha varietal lots sold in the U.S. market are Panamanian Geisha, descended from Ethiopian seed but acclimated to Panamanian terroir beginning in the middle of the 20th century. This is the original Gesha, genetic forebear of the Panamanian accession. It takes its name from the village where it was identified by a botanical expedition, and the year it was first catalogued. This lot of 1931 Gesha was grown near the forests where coffee was born and sun-dried in the fruit by the team at Gesha Village Coffee Estate with fanatical attention to detail to produce flavors you won't find anywhere else.

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

The details

  • Country Ethiopia
  • Producer Adam Overton and Rachel Samuel Overton
  • Region Bench Sheko
  • Elevation Range 1931-2049 m
  • Processing Method Natural
  • Drying Method Raised Bed
  • Harvest January - February 2023
  • 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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    Why We're Different

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

    • Intelligentsia Direct Trade means partnering with people who obsess about quality as much as we do, and building meaningful relationships with farmers. Today, the Intelligentsia Direct Trade community includes more than 50 partners in 14 countries.

    • 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.

12oz of Ethiopia Gesha Village 1931 Natural
Ethiopia Gesha Village 1931 Natural 7oz