You may have already seen our naturally processed Gesha from Diego Horta’s El Rinon farm… well here’s the washed version! Whilst the natural cup gives us the effervescence of champagne, this one is more on the orange wine-y side. Red grape, orange blossom, and tangerine fill the cup with lots of sharpness and bite. Grown at 1700 masl and with an anaerobic fermentation to boot, this is a good one for the summer.

In most cases, you really do reap what you sow - and what they’re sowing at Finca Juan Martin is worth reaping. A farm dedicated to ~oPtiMum~ coffee farming, with a focus on developing agricultural practices and processes to their absolute best.

Sitting at 2050 masl, and in the highest area of Sotara, the farm is cultivating high quality rare varieties like this washed Gesha. The cup is exceptionally clean with lemon notes that remind us of lemon curd or lemonade, and some green apple crispness.

We’re pretty happy to be able to share some more of these lots with you in our Gesha label, and this is one that you can drink everyday and it still feels special.

First things first - the name of the farm that this Gesha is so lovingly named after is Dulce Misterio. This translates to “sweet mystery.” Sweet mystery… what’s the sweetest mystery you’ve known? Love? Lust? Desire? The look across the room from one knowing stranger to another as the mystery of what their shared night (read: potentially even life?) may look like. That’s a good mystery.
But this is also a good mystery - the sweet mystery of how a cup of coffee can taste so good.

Mauricio Duque worked for years in conventional coffee farming before having the time to invest in real high quality specialty lots. He bought a farm near Neira that sits at 1850 - 2040 masl, which through Brix Degree comparisons has crops that are unusually sweet (I guess that’s where the whole sweet mystery thing actually comes in).

By emphasising the terroir and being conspicuous when observing processing and crop management, Duque has fulfilled his dream of producing the best of Colombian specialty. It feels like it might even be to a science in which he’s done this, but there’s still a touch of the sweet mystery in this cup. With notes of peach candy, orange blossom, and strawberry cream, this one’s for the sweet toothed amongst us.