At Gesha Village Coffee Estate, Adam Overton and Rachel Samuel Overton are reviving rare Ethiopian landrace coffees. Over the past five seasons, we have regularly sourced two of them: Gori Gesha, grown from seed collected on an expedition into a nearby forest where coffee is believed to have first appeared, and 1931 Gesha, named for the year in which it was catalogued by an expedition of British botanists. This is our first release of Gesha Village's Illubabor Forest variety.

  • Type Single Origin
  • Country Ethiopia
  • Flavor Profile Caramel + Stone Fruit
  • Variety Illubabor Forest

The details

  • Country Ethiopia
  • Producer Adam and Rachel Overton
  • Region West Omo
  • Elevation Range 2000 m
  • Processing Method Washed
  • Drying Method raised bed sun-dried
  • Harvest Dec-Jan 2019

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

Recommended Method Pour Over

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

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