GESHA VILLAGE 30kg @ $20/kg


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Arrived November 23rd, 2022 to Continental Terminals, New Jersey.

Transferred January 24th, 2023 to Calgary Warehouse.

Forward has purchased 24 x 30kg boxes of Gesha Village Shewa-Jibabu lot 22/041 Natural Gori Gesha.

Eight (8) boxes have been booked by The Library Specialty Coffee in Toronto, Ontario.

One (1) box has been booked by Thankful Friend Coffee in San Diego, California.

One (1) box has been booked by Appalaches Torréfacteur in Mansonville, Quebec.

One (1) box has been booked by Taith Coffee in Lewes, UK.

One (1) box has been booked by Cosmic Dust Coffee Roasters in San Jose, California.

One (1) box has been booked by Single V Coffee in Burnaby, British Columbia.

One (1) box has been booked by Anarchy Coffee Roasters in Kelowna, British Columbia.

Gesha Village is one of the most cherished coffee producers on the planet with 471-hectares in the Bench Maji zone of Ethiopia, nearby the town of Gesha and the Gori Gesha forest, the birthplace of the Gesha variety.

Owned and operated by Adam Overton, Rachel Samuel and Willem Boot, this project was started in 2007 and has quickly developed to be an idolized producer in the specialty coffee world. With ~320 hectares planted of Gesha 1931, Gori Gesha and Illubabor Forest varieties, throughout 8 different zones that correlate with unique terroir.

The 8 different zones, or sub-farms, are named after nearby villages and important sites. You'll find, Bangi, Dimma, Gaylee, Oma, Narsha, Surma, Shewa-Jibabu and Shaya featured amongst Gesha Village offerings. Forward is proud to offer a diverse offering list, with each terroir represented in the catalog. For a full list of Gesha Village offerings, please follow this link.

A mixed system of agroforesty practices are utilized, with mostly natural forests providing shade and introducing the coffee to a diverse wildlife and flora, which provide a symbiotic system of organisms. The soil is brown-red loamy and virgin forest.

This lot comes from the Shewa-Jibabu block, which is named after a large mountain and neighbourhood adjacent to the farm. This lot is Gori Gesha, which is which is fermented for 80 hours, whole cherry in a sealed plastic tank with the addition of mossto. The coffee is dried for 28 days in raised beds under the sun.

The profile on this lot shows dark berry complexities, with blackberry, black cherry and fig giving the structure to the cup. There's a white grape acidity that's refreshing and mouthwatering. The body is so pleasant, with an amazing chewy and coating appeal.

Variety: Gori Gesha
Price Forward Paid per kilogram: $13.51 USD FOB
Process: Natural 
Total kilos available: 720 kg (24 x 30kg Boxes)
Harvest date: 27/11/2021 - 3/12/2021 
Fermentation: no intentional fermentation is utilized
Drying time: 28 days dried on raised beds
Drying temperature: 35 °C Max. - 20 °C Min.  
Altitude: 1973 - 2069 masl
Rainfall:  2000 mm/year
Humidity: 10 – 90%
Geographic Location: South West State, West Omo Zone