Gesha Gift Box
Each box includes two 8 oz whole bean coffee bags and an original 35 mm print postcard from our travels to Monte de Oro and a postcard print from Familia Cantillo.
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER. The Gesha Gift Box is a limited edition Reserve product that will be roasted on December 16 and shipped on December 17. Any other items ordered with this coffee will also be shipped on December 17.
Our holiday gift box program started in 2015 as a way to celebrate some of our favorite coffees and as a mechanism for highlighting relationships we’ve formed with producer partners through the years. This season’s offering is comprised of two exceptional Gesha variety coffees that represent our commitment to the producer and celebrate their work: Monte de Oro Natural from Guatemala and Familia Cantillo Washed from Colombia.
Both of these lots display the stunning floral and fruited character of the Gesha variety, colored with different hues by the processing techniques. The washed process gives us the classic profile of white flowers and citrus, while the natural process shades the same flavors pink and purple.
Monte de Oro Gesha
Monte de Oro sits in the volcanically active and fertile region of Acatenango. Mario Rene Alarcón and his son Mario Ricardo Alarcón own and manage the 24 hectare farm.
Monte de Oro produces one of Guatemala’s best representations of the Gesha variety’s coveted floral and citrus flavors, coming from original Panama Gesha seedstock. Their natural process adds a colorful pink and purple hue to this classic profile. Through extremely meticulous processing in their newly constructed drying house they manage to consistently produce one of the cleanest natural processed coffees we’ve ever had.
This is our second year buying this coffee directly from Monte de Oro. We scored this lot a 90 and purchased 60kg for $11.00/lb FOB, on a day when the Coffee Commodity price was $0.90/lb.
Farm Name: Finca Monte de Oro
Producer: Mario Rene Alarcón Aguilar and Mario Ricardo Alarcón Melendez
Altitude: 1475 - 1575 meters
Tasting notes: Lilac, kaffir lime, strawberry, candied plum
Colombia Familia Cantillo Gesha
There’s something almost mystical about Gesha coffee. Ever since it was made famous by the Petersen family at Hacienda Esmeralda in Panama a decade ago, it has generated a considerable amount of hype and record-breaking prices through its intriguing and unique profile. At its best this coffee should taste like jasmine and lemon/lime citrus, often with additional notes of stone fruits, tropical fruits, and tea.
Several members of the Cantillo family in Suaza, Huila have managed to combine their harvests and collectively produce a shining example of this classic Gesha profile. The contributing producers are brothers Eugenio (pictured) and Isaías Cantillo, Jose Manuel (son of Isaías) and Edgar Garcia Ossa (cousin of Eugenio and Isaías).
This is our first year buying from the Cantillo Family. We purchased this lot through our importing partners and friends at Osito Coffee. We scored this lot an 88.75 and purchased 70kg for $10.00/lb, on a day when the Coffee Commodity price was $0.87/lb.
Locality: Divino Niño
Producers: Familia Cantillo
Altitude: 1600 - 1700 masl
Tasting notes: Jasmine, lime, cranberry, milk chocolate