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Arrived July 10th, 2022 to Calgary Warehouse.

Forward has purchased 4 x 30kg boxes of Gesha Village Shewa-Jibabu lot 22/E-13 Natural Anaerobic Gori Gesha.

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, Shew-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 27 days in raised beds under the sun.

The cup profile is predominant in it's stonefruit qualities - peach and apricot lay foundation to the overall taste profile. There's a creamy body that leaves the tongue with a sticky residual, that reminds us of mango. Soft citrus in the form of tangerine. This coffee is very yellow and orange in colour.

Variety: Gori Gesha
Price Forward Paid per kilogram: $39.60 USD FOB
Process: Natural Anaerobic Mossto
Total kilos available: 120 kg 
Harvest date: 27/11/2021 
Fermentation: fermented for 82 hours, whole cherry in a sealed plastic tank
Drying time: 26 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 


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