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Peru Maximiliano García Abad Geisha

$28.00

This is a very Limited Edition coffee, arriving in an 8oz bag.

Honeycomb, Cantaloupe, Floral Bouquet

Roast: Light
Producer: Maximiliano García Abad
Region: El Huabo, San Ignacio, Peru
Process: Washed
Variety: Geisha

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Peru Maximiliano García Abad Geisha

Peru Maximiliano García Abad Geisha

$28.00

This is a very Limited Edition coffee, arriving in an 8oz bag.

Honeycomb, Cantaloupe, Floral Bouquet

Roast: Light
Producer: Maximiliano García Abad
Region: El Huabo, San Ignacio, Peru
Process: Washed
Variety: Geisha

This is a very Limited Edition coffee, arriving in an 8oz bag.

Honeycomb, Cantaloupe, Floral Bouquet

Roast: Light
Producer: Maximiliano García Abad
Region: El Huabo, San Ignacio, Peru
Process: Washed
Variety: Geisha

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COFFEE INFO

Gesha is widely recognized as one of the most prized and sought-after coffee varieties in the world, and for good reason. There’s absolutely nothing quite like the geisha variety in terms of flavor and complexity. The best geisha coffees display a bouquet of intense floral aromas, alongside outstanding sugary-sweetness and complex fruit tones. For this reason, roasters around the world have sought to find the most outstanding geisha, paying extremely high premiums to work with these elusive and wonderful coffees. 

The geisha coffee variety came to Latin America from Ethiopia nearly a century ago, where it was first planted in Panama, before making its way across Latin and South America. Today, the geisha variety is cultivated in every coffee-producing nation in Latin and South America and geisha varieties regularly win the top places in the Cup of Excellence competition, as well as regional and local competitions. For this reason, there is extremely high demand and competition for high-quality and carefully cultivated geisha coffees worldwide. 

This particular selection of gesha coffee comes to us from a single farm in the village of El Huabo, owned and operated by Maximiliano García Abad and his family, whom we met during our trip to northern Peru with our friends at Origin Coffee Lab.

This lot was processed using the washed fermentation method, where ripe geisha cherries are de-pulped, removing the fruit skins from the seeds, and then fermented for approximately 24 hours before being washed and dried to optimal moisture conditions. 

The result is a very classical take on the geisha variety, with extremely lush sugary-sweetness akin to honeycomb, vibrant citrus and wildflower aromas, and a subtle stone fruit finish reminiscent of apricot and lemon. 

This coffee is an extremely limited release and will be roasted only on very specific days, for preorder only.

PARTNERSHIP

The Utopian Coffee team had the pleasure of meeting Maximiliano and his family on his farm in September 2021. When we first approached the farm, we noticed Maximiliano sitting on the ground, sorting through coffee seeds on a raised bed. He was meticulously combing through the seeds, removing any that he saw as “defective” and leaving only the best behind. When we asked him which coffee this was, he replied, “This is my geisha.” We immediately knew this coffee was going to be something extraordinary and special! 

During our time on the farm, we were truly mesmerized by the dedication and diligence of Maximiliano. Every coffee tree was planted very carefully, with specific attention to the spacing between trees to ensure each tree has enough nutrients to ripen fully. We saw not only the geisha variety being cultivated but also Bourbon, Yellow and Red Caturra, Java, and Parainema. He had also just planted another few acres of the geisha variety, hoping to produce more volume over the next several years. 

Maximiliano is a first-generation coffee farmer, who for many years worked as a day laborer for other farmers in the area before purchasing his own land. Since then, Maximiliano and his family have attended many of training sessions whenever possible to grow their knowledge of coffee production. Through reinvestments in his farm and the help of the Origin Coffee Lab team, Maximiliano has quickly become one of the best farmers in Peru. 

Utopian Coffee is proud to be able to highlight some of Maximiliano’s best work, let alone the prized geisha variety. For this coffee, Maximiliano was paid $10.50 a pound. This coffee was vacuum-packed and air-freighted to the United States directly from the Origin Coffee Lab headquarters in Jaen, Peru, thus preserving the integrity and freshness of this coffee.

At the time of purchase, the commodity market price for coffee was approximately $2 a pound. The local market price in northern Peru was around $2.5.

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