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Colombia - La Gabriela Geisha natural


Colombia - La Gabriela Geisha natural

Varietal –  Geisha
Preparation – Natural
Location – Ciudad Bolivar, Antioquia
Altitude – 1300-1600 masl
Importer - Falcon Coffees

Farm Overview

Finca La Gabriela has been owned by the same family for 4 generations and Catalina's (owner of Cafe Lumbus) grandma received the 26ha farm as a wedding present from her parents. This farm is a sacred place to the family and the farm is named after Catalina's grandma, Gabriela Vasquez.

As Cafe Lumbus has grown and developed over the last 5 years they have made this farm their “garden of Eden” where they have planted exotic varietals including Java, Pacamara, red & yellow Bourbon, Gesha, Tabi, Maragoype and Typica. These are also grown with the regular varietals of Castillo, Colombia and Caturra on the farm. These coffee plants are grown in the rich red fertile soil that is slightly alkaline across the 9 plots that make up this farm that is also Rainforest Alliance Certified.

La Gabriela has 45 employees in total who are overseen by the manager Fabian and his wife Dora who does the cooking for all the employees. The workers have access to accommodation, wifi and great support as part of the farm community.

Harvesting and Processing:

Careful selection and harvesting of ripe cherry is one of the main areas of focus on the farm. This Geisha coffee comes from one plot on the farm where these trees are just 5 years in age. The plot is called “Lirios" and there are about 7000 gesha trees.

The coffee is carefully selected before it is then taken to the wet mill where it is cleaned, floated and separated. After this it is then taken to the constructed drying house they have built on the farm. This tent has 100 small beds where they can lay out the coffee and dry it slowly moving it 5 times a day and drying it for between 15 - 20 days weather depending at around 35 centigrade.

After drying the coffee was rested and milled carefully for export to ensure any remaining defects were removed. The coffee was vacuum packed into foil bags inside boxes. This is the best packaging method to retain the freshness of the green coffee during transport to the UK. 

Tasting Notes:

This is a fantastic natural processed Geisha with bright, juicy, complex flavours. The careful harvesting, sorting and controlled drying have resulted in a coffee that is very clean in flavour. Tasting notes include melon, strawberry, red berries and brown sugar sweetness with a hint of floral notes. 


This coffee works well for all brew methods. 

Filter: Dose 15g, water 250g. 

Espresso: Dose 17 gram to 40 gram yield over about 30 seconds. 

This coffee is available as whole bean and pre-ground, but we recommend always grinding fresh before brewing. We sell a range of grinders if you would like to grind this coffee fresh at home. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Joe Nicholson
Sensational coffee

The smell of this coffee is almost as good as the taste. Really special coffee.

Saranjeet Singh

As always, really nice coffee, well roasted and fresh. I really like the selection Horsham provides. I keep coming back to ordering from them after trying out other roasters. Thank you, keep it up

cheryl buck

Ordered 250 bag on back of email received ,just ordered 1kg before you all catch on. I’m fairly new to knowledge on the different processing of coffee cherries, my previous favourite is Colombia Planadas Comm organic ( delicious) but this is a step up , for me this limited coffee is very smooth but phenomenal depth and richness on the palate. Absolutely to be savoured and not rushed . I grind in a hand burr grinder and make in my aero press ,hot milk from my Creativa plus .
Congratulations to the family who produce this . I will buy again if any left when I’ve finished my large bag . 👏👏👏

Luca Gardiol
I had too much expectation

I was expecting more floreal and fruity flavour from a geisha based coffee. Still the coffee has plenty of flavour but I can't give 5 stars.

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