Tasting Notes: Green Apple, Lemongrass, Champagne, Chocolate
varietal: 100% Gesha producer: David G. Centeno region: Chanchamayo, Palomar altitude: 1,650 masl process: washed special thanks: Keffa Coffee
About the Gesha Varietal: Gesha coffee is an original varietal that was found in the 1930’s in the mountainous southwestern town of Gesha, Ethiopia. It then traveled to Panama and became a staple in the coffee growing community. Panama is one of the most popular sources for gesha coffee. Gesha is also grown in Peru, Costa Rica, and other countries.
Finca Santa Elena was started by David Guizado Centeno’s father who migrated from the Apurimac region in the 1960’s. He came with a group of friends to colonize the area of El Palomar in Chanchamayo, Junin.
David’s father planted 10 hectares of coffee and they have continued to increase their quality year over year. David has a technical degree in Agronomy and has made his life passion producing excellent coffee.
This Washed Gesha is new to Peru and David’s attention to detail and quality is apparent in the cup.