Ethiopia Bench Maji Gesha G1 Natural Coffee
Ethiopia Bench Maji Gesha G1 Natural coffee is a single origin specialty grade coffee beans from Southwestern Ethiopia, Bench Maji zone region in Ethiopia. This coffee is natural processed. Full body with blackberry, black plum, grape and herb aroma. This coffee features notes of dark fruity blackberry, mulberry, and plum.
Ethiopia Bench Maji Gesha G1 Natural
Region: Southwestern Ethiopia, Bench Maji zone
Farm: Gesha Village
Variety: Grade 1
Altitude: 1,900-2,100 masl
Roasting Level: Light roast
Aroma: Blackberry, Black plum, Grape, Herb
Body: Full, Solid
Flavour: Dark fruity Blackberry, Mulberry, Plum
Aftertaste: Raisins, Cocoa
- Filter coffee (Black coffee)
Method: Pour over
Water Temperature: 92-94
Grind size: medium
Blooming: 25-30 secs
This vibrant variety grows from Gesha Village, located in the dense jungles of the Bench Maji Zone in the far western reaches of Ethiopia. Gesha Village is a 471-hectare farm with high elevation, ample rainfall, temperate climates, and fruitful ground. Rachel and Adam who developed a passion for coffee while producing a documentary about Ethiopian coffee in 2007, started to select wild Gesha seeds from the neighboring Gori Gesha forest and planted these among the indigenous trees.
This coffee often referred to as "natural coffee" because of its simplicity, and because the fruit remains intact and undisturbed, a bit like drying grapes into raisins. This coffee undergoes dry process; lay it out in the sun until it turns from red to brown to near-back, and then hull off the thick, dried outer layer in one step to reveal the green bean. It is a method suited to arid regions, where the sun and heat can dry the seed inside the intact fruit skin.