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Arriving mid-September 2021 to Calgary Warehouse in Calgary, AB

Forward has 3 x 50kg bag of La Molécula Washed Gesha

La Molécula, by Oro Vivo, was created in 2005 with the goal in mind of rekindling the Mexican Coffee scene during its toughest times. 

Roberto Zapata, founder of the company, always saw the potential and decided to bring local producers together in this project, helping them achieve better results as well as getting better pay for their specialty production.

Roberto Zapata studied agronomy as a result of his passion for the countryside and cultivation. He also is a designer of 100% MEX roasting equipment, representative of CUBIKA LAB, creator of LA MOLÉCULA micro mill and developer of extended fermentation processes for the past five years.

Forward has the privilege of working with Julio and Daniela of La Nacional Coffee to bring in top lots from Mexico. With strong relationships on the ground in Mexico, La Nacional and Forward have created a strategic alliance to support and develop the demand of specialty coffee from Mexico. 

This collection of Gesha cherries comes from a nearby farm known as La Loma, run by Luisa Villega and Jorge Morales. The Gesha cherries see an 80 hour whole cherry controlled, dry fermentation, followed by 20 days of shaded drying in raised beds. Finally, this lot is sorted both manually and mechanically for screen sizing and density.


Variety: Gesha
Price Forward paid per kilogram: $19.00 USD FOB
Process: 80 hours whole cherry dry fermentation followed by depulping and washing
Total kilos available: 150kg (3 x 50kg ecotac bags)
Harvest date: February 2021
Fermentation: Dry-hydration fermentation of 80hours
Drying time: 20 days total direct drying in shaded raised beds
Drying temperature: 25 °C Max. - 15 °C Min.  
Altitude: 1200masl
Region: Veracruz, Mexico
Humidity: 70 – 80%