BLUEBIRD-Colombia El Obraje Geisha
Mr. Pablo Guerrero was the first to introduce coffee to the Tangua area outside of the city of Pasto in the year 2000. Hacienda El Obraje has been in Pablo’s family for many years and originally produced wheat and other grains on 92 hectares of land. Pablo brought Geisha seeds to El Obraje from Panama in 2011, starting with 2,000 trees. Four years later he planted another 7,000 trees, which are now in production on the farm. Geisha trees are planted with 3 meters distance between them to give their broad-stature branches room to grow. Geisha cherries are selectively harvested when they are at full maturity and have a red-purple color.
This lot underwent washed processing at the mill at El Obraje. All processing times vary according to the variables of climate at the time of harvest. Normally, cherries are fermented whole for 20 hours in the same bags that the pickers use for harvest. Cherries are selectively harvested for ripeness and sorted by floatation. After being pulped, coffee is dry fermented for another 24 hours and then fully washed before being sorted a second time via floatation. The coffee is then dried for an average of 16 days on raised beds or four days in the mechanical parchment combustion dryer, where it receives a hot air flow of 30 degrees Celsius.
- Tasting Notes– Lemonade, Kiwi, Orange Blossom
- Importer – Ally Coffee
- Region – Nariño
- Processing – Washed
- Varietal – Geisha
- Farm/Processor – Pablo Guerrero / El Obraje
- Elevation – 2300m
- Roast – Medium/Light