ANDRÉS LONDOÑO - Geisha - filter roast ⚡️new⚡️


strawberry jam/apricot/lemongrass

Roasted Thursday 28th October 2020

This Geisha was grown by Andres Londoño & his team at Finca Mantiales del Frontino. The farm has been producing coffee since 1932. Andres purchased the farm in 2007. 

The coffee cherries were picked perfectly ripe then fermented in plastic tanks for 42 hours at 22 degrees Celcius. In this environment, this leads to a high concentration of lactic acid which adds to this coffee's special flavour.

At the 2018 Colombian Cup of Excellence, Andres came in 1st & 3rd place with two different Geisha lots. The farm also grows other cultivars, Caturra, Red Bourbon, Yellow Bourbon, Castillo & Variedad Colombia.

*Geisha - In 1931 a British ambassador picked a selection of coffee berries in Southwest Ethiopia near a town called Gesha. In 1932 the seeds were sent to Kenya, then in 1936 seedlings were sent to Uganda & Tanzania. In the mid 50's seeds were sent to Costa Rica where trials began. In 1963 Don Pachi Serracin brought some seeds to Panama, but attempts to grow Geisha were axed due to poor taste.....{most likely caused by growing the plants at too low an altitude}. Geisha was then forgotten about until in 2002 Daniel Peterson decided to cup coffee from different parts of the farm & came across this extraordinary coffee we know as Geisha.

  • Origin: Colombia
  • Region: Valle de Cauca
  • Farm: Finca La Montaña
  • Farmer: Andres Londoño
  • Crop: 2020
  • Altitude: 1800-2000 meters
  • CultivarGeisha
  • Processing: Washed - lactic
  • Flavour: Strawberry jam, apricot, lemongrass