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Geisha

Washed

Geisha Washed – Data Sheet

– Coffee name: Geisha Washed
– Grade: Product of Colombia
– Certifications: Farm Rainforest Alliance

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION
– Country: Colombia
– Region: Trujillo, Valle del Cauca
– Farm: Finca La Julia
– Altitude: 1.450 -1.700 m.a.s.l

GROWING CHARACTERISTICS
– Varieties: Geisha
– Drying: Silo
– Processing: Washed
– Fermentation: Double Anaerobic

ORGANOLEPTIC CHARACTERISTICS
– Notes: Citrus, Caramel, Sugarcane and Lime
– Aftertaste: Sweet and Delicate Residual
– Acidity: Malic Acidity
– Body: Medium and Creamy
– SCA Score: >85

Farm Info

The Geisha Washed is produced by a small coffee-growing farm called FINCA LA JULIA.

La Julia is a coffee farm located in the mountains of the small rural town of Trujillo, Valle del Cauca between 1420 and 1700 meters above sea level, surrounded by forests, watersheds, and biodiversity.
La Julia cultivates varietals and produces high-quality specialty and estate coffees.

“In each cup, we offer more than an excellent Colombian coffee, we offer you the opportunity to contribute to the sustainable development of our planet and the well-being of the coffee communities of Colombia”.

Finca La Julia is owned by two siblings, the second generation of coffee growers, Niko and Karo. Their father, Octavio, built La Julia in the 90s, with Angela’s, their mother, constant support.
After the passing of their father in 2002, Niko decided to take on the baton in 2005. Karo moved back to Colombia, after living abroad for several years, and they started building on La Julia. Their mother backed their project up. The new JULIA was starting…
In 2006 La Julia obtained their first 2 Rainforest Alliance Certification, giving their convincement that this was how they wanted to produce their coffee.
Niko and Karo are deeply committed to sustainable practices.

Geisha Washed Process

One of the most important and sensitive steps to produce specialty coffees is the process. La Julia aims to have a mass with a minimum average of 24-30 Brix degrees to have enough sugars to develop the fermentation well. It starts by selecting and carefully handpicking in the field. Once the pickers arrive at their site with the ripest cherries from the lot, the floating process starts. In this step, the cherries are placed in a tank with water to take out the non-dense coffee cherries and coffee tree leaves that start floating.

After floating, the process continues by hand sorting the beans on raised beds before the fermentation process. In hand sorting, the unripe/partial unripe cherries and the overripe cherries are separated.

With the Geisha Washed process, the fermentation begins on the same day of collection; it proceeds to ferment for 12 hours anaerobically in cherry. After de-pulping, the coffee undergoes another 48 hours anaerobically in tanks filled with cold water. After fermentation, the coffee went to the silo for pre-drying; 2 hours a day for 6 days; a total of 10 hours of pre-drying. It was then transferred to the canopies to dry for another 20 days and another 11 hours in a gas silo.

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