At Gesha Village Coffee Estate, Adam Overton and Rachel Samuel Overton are using modern farming practices and data analytics to do something we would have thought impossible — make Ethiopia's heirloom varieties and traditional processes even more delicious. They collected the seed for this natural-process Gori Gesha lot in a forest by the same name just a few miles from their farm, where the Arabica species is thought to have first appeared and where coffee still grows wild.

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

The details

  • Country Ethiopia
  • Producer Rachel Samuel Overton and Adam Overton
  • Region West Omo Zone
  • Elevation Range 1909-2069 m
  • Processing Method Natural
  • Drying Method Raised Bed
  • 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 ground coffee. For our single origin coffees we recommend a pour over method either on a Chemex, V60 or Kalita Wave on a 5 or 6 grind setting if you are ordering from intelligentsia.com.

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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    • 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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