This rare Geisha by Israel Degfa has rose like florals and a juicy peach sweetness.

We've worked with coffee from Israel's farm in the past, but this is the first time we have had the honour of working with his Geisha varietal.

The innovative practices used at Gelana to produce this special lot are at the forefront of modern coffee production, and the resulting quality truely speaks for itself.

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Producers Notes

This coffee is produced on Israel's private Gelana farm in the Yirgacheffe region. The Gelana Dry Mill is very labour intensive with 500 raised beds, 48 permanent staff and roughly 500 members of temporary staff during the harvest season.

The Gelana coffee farm covers 1.5 hectares of coffee cultivation with much of the farm running under greenhouse conditions. In this greenhouse, every agronomic practice is computer controlled using smart techniques. The farm acts as a starting point for many of Israel’s new variety experiments and helps to improve uniform growth for coffee seedlings.

Initially established to cultivate the Geisha variety, the farm has also been used more recently to explore traditional Brazil varieties. As well as offering new cup profiles, work at this farm is monitored by teams of agronomists to help contribute to a variety of research in the face of climate change.

Production Data

Produced by Israel Degfa

Region - Yirgacheffe

Grown at 1500 - 1750 masl

Varietal - Geisha

Harvest - Jan 2022

Process - Natural

Resting Coffee

Carbon dioxide is a result of chemical reactions taking place throughout the roasting process. The gas becomes caught up within the core of the bean and will release over time. When it comes to brewing coffee, carbon dioxide will lead to the formation of carbonic acid, a sharp and unpleasant flavour in the cup.

We recommend ordering whole beans and keeping the coffee sealed in it's bag for a minimum of 14 days before espresso brewing or at least 7 days for filter brewing.