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Santa Clara

$ $26.00
Filter Roast
Floral with caramel and black tea.
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Details

Origin: Antigua, Guatemala
Variety: malawi gesha
Process: washed
Producer: Ricardo Zelaya
Relationship length: since 2008


**This special coffee is a limited release and is retailed in 150g bags.

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This coffee tastes floral with caramel and black tea.

Gesha variety coffees are famous and prized for their unique and complex flavour. They tend to be supremely clean, citrusy and tea-like in the cup. Gesha is a fairly rare variety, as the plant grows well in just a few places, and it’s typically low-yielding. This makes it all the more special when we have one on offer at Market Lane!

Producer Ricardo Zelaya became intrigued by gesha coffee over a decade ago. Wanting to grow a distinct and unique gesha on his farm, Santa Clara, he secured some seeds of the variety from a friend. As the seeds were old and rare, it was initially a challenge to get them to germinate and grow, but Ricardo and his team persevered. Today, up to three hectares of the 90-hectare farm are planted with gesha, which grows at the property’s highest elevation (up to 1830m).

This variety needs to be planted at a very high altitude in order to adapt well. It is also the fastest variety to mature,” Ricardo says. “So far, we are very happy with this variety and its amazing cup profile. The Malawi gesha is definitely a little treasure of the farm!

We've been offering Santa Clara’s gesha since its first year of production in 2013. This exquisite coffee improves every single year, with its floral and tropical notes becoming more distinct in
the cup.



*This special coffee is a limited release and is retailed in 150g bags.

At Santa Clara, the gesha variety coffee is planted at the farm’s highest elevation, up to 1830 metres.

The coffee is first dried on patios in the sun, then later moved to raised beds in a purpose-built greenhouse.

“So far, we are very happy with this variety and its amazing cup profile,” Ricardo says.
“The Malawi gesha is definitely a little treasure of the farm!”

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