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Nicaragua Finca La Bastilla Natural Geisha

Nicaragua Finca La Bastilla Natural Geisha

Regular price $30.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $30.00 USD
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Flavor Profile: Blueberry, Pineapple, Clove, Grape, Honey, Star Fruit
Process:
Natural
Roast: 
Light/Medium
Region:
Jinotega
Variety:
Geisha
Species:
Arabica

Growing Altitude: 1300-1500 masl

This new Geisha green coffee micro-lot was sourced from Finca La Bastilla, an idyllic farm set in the high peaks of Nicaragua's Jinotega department. Ripe red coffee cherries were picked from Geisha trees, sorted, and laid out to dry without removing the fruit or skin. The resulting vibrant, sweet, fruit-forward cup was the result of pairing the Geisha variety with the natural (dry) processing.

La Bastilla Coffee Estates, located in the north-east region of Jinotega, Nicaragua, is renowned for its coffee. Surrounded by the natural reserve Cerro Datanli El Diablo, just a few kilometers from Lago de Apanas, Finca La Bastilla is a tropical paradise for the fauna and flora founded on deep, favorable volcanic soils.

Since 2003, the farm has been certified by the Rainforest Alliance and is striving for continued excellence. On its two farms, Finca La Bastilla and Finca Santa Luz, the estate employs around 50 permanent and up to 600 temporary employees during the harvest season.

Geisha (Gesha) Coffee Variety

Geisha is a prized cultivar, which is renowned for its flavor and, often, for its eye-popping price. Originally named Gesha (for the town of Gesha in Ethiopia) the rare coffee is also known as Geisha.

The highly sought-after Geisha cup profile is often associated with bright citrus, honeysuckle sweetness, and delicate tea-like and floral notes. However, the cultivation and harvesting of Geisha coffees involves special care and attention. Geisha coffee trees tend to have low yields and can be susceptible to leaf rust. The unique flavor profile, in combination with low-yielding, temperamental trees, make Geisha - or Gesha - a specialty-coffee treasure.

Coffee Bean Quality

A Strictly High Grown (SHG) coffee is grown at an altitude of 1,200 meters above sea level or higher. When coffee cherries grow at high altitudes, they tend to mature more slowly. This allows the fruit to take in more nutrients, resulting in denser, sweeter green coffee beans that are considered higher quality. Due to the longer maturation, harvesting and production of SHG coffees generally occurs later in the season.

Since 2003, the farm has been certified by the Rainforest Alliance and is striving for continued excellence. On its two farms, Finca La Bastilla and Finca Santa Luz, the estate employs around 50 permanent and up to 600 temporary employees during the harvest season.

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