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El Obraje Gesha Natural

Certainly an unusual and exciting profile for Gesha, El Obraje Natural has a fuller, sugary-sweet fruitiness throughout the cup.

This Gesha offering for June takes us to Nariño, one of Colombia’s 32 departments. The region shares its southern border with Ecuador and is home to thousands of smallholder coffee-farming families. Three Andean mountains converge in Nariño, creating ideal altitudes and fertile soil for high-grown Arabica.

The region’s geography and proximity to the coast and land borders once transformed this area into a corridor of illicit trade routes, resulting in unwarranted violence agains residents of remote mountain farms. Today, thanks to the fearless spirit of Nariño’s farmers, the region is a nucleus of coffee-innovation.

One such resident is Mr Pablo Guerrero, first introducing coffee to the Tangua area just outside of the city of Pasto in the year 2000. Hacienda El Obraje has been in Pablo’s family for many generations, originally producing wheat and other grains, however after governmental changes made this no longer viable they moved to fruit trees, and eventually to coffee cultivation.

By 2009 a facility to process on-site had been built, allowing Pablo to enter the specialty market. From there, experimentation continued, with new varieties and cultivar making an appearance, as well as introducing natural processing alongside the washed lots. El Obraje’s wet mill now includes fermentation tanks, de-pulping equipment, mechanical dryers and raised beds under solar dryers. El Obraje also maintains its own nursery for coffee seedlings, tending to the trees from seed-planting to full harvest.

Gesha was brought to El Obraje from Panama in 2011, starting with two thousand trees. Four years later another seven thousand were planted and are now in full production on the farm. These are situated with three meter distance between each to allow their broad-stature branches room to grow. This lot underwent natural processing on-site, with cherries fermented for twenty hours in the same bags used to pick during the harvest. After sorting by floatation they are fermented and sorted, before thirty days of drying for optimum humidity levels.

          

Store in a cool, dry place.

In nitrogen-flushed, valveless bags, oxygen content is reduced to under 3%, preserving optimal quality for up to 9 months.

Once open we recommend using within 7 days.

These coffees are shipped within 4 weeks of roasting and packing.

Free UK shipping for all orders £35 and over. Shipping costs calculated at checkout - tracked options available.

Certainly an unusual and exciting profile for Gesha, El Obraje Natural has a fuller, sugary-sweet fruitiness throughout the cup.

This Gesha offering for June takes us to Nariño, one of Colombia’s 32 departments. The region shares its southern border with Ecuador and is home to thousands of smallholder coffee-farming families. Three Andean mountains converge in Nariño, creating ideal altitudes and fertile soil for high-grown Arabica.

The region’s geography and proximity to the coast and land borders once transformed this area into a corridor of illicit trade routes, resulting in unwarranted violence agains residents of remote mountain farms. Today, thanks to the fearless spirit of Nariño’s farmers, the region is a nucleus of coffee-innovation.

One such resident is Mr Pablo Guerrero, first introducing coffee to the Tangua area just outside of the city of Pasto in the year 2000. Hacienda El Obraje has been in Pablo’s family for many generations, originally producing wheat and other grains, however after governmental changes made this no longer viable they moved to fruit trees, and eventually to coffee cultivation.

By 2009 a facility to process on-site had been built, allowing Pablo to enter the specialty market. From there, experimentation continued, with new varieties and cultivar making an appearance, as well as introducing natural processing alongside the washed lots. El Obraje’s wet mill now includes fermentation tanks, de-pulping equipment, mechanical dryers and raised beds under solar dryers. El Obraje also maintains its own nursery for coffee seedlings, tending to the trees from seed-planting to full harvest.

Gesha was brought to El Obraje from Panama in 2011, starting with two thousand trees. Four years later another seven thousand were planted and are now in full production on the farm. These are situated with three meter distance between each to allow their broad-stature branches room to grow. This lot underwent natural processing on-site, with cherries fermented for twenty hours in the same bags used to pick during the harvest. After sorting by floatation they are fermented and sorted, before thirty days of drying for optimum humidity levels.

          

Store in a cool, dry place.

In nitrogen-flushed, valveless bags, oxygen content is reduced to under 3%, preserving optimal quality for up to 9 months.

Once open we recommend using within 7 days.

These coffees are shipped within 4 weeks of roasting and packing.

Free UK shipping for all orders £35 and over. Shipping costs calculated at checkout - tracked options available.

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