Nose: apricot, panella, pineapple.
Flavor: floral, apricot, peach, yellow fruits, caramel, intense sweetness.
Varietal: Original from the South of Ethiopia, the first Gesha seeds arrived in the Americas through Panama in the ’60s. The Agronomic Institute of Campinas (IAC) received the varietal for study and added it to their genetic bank to assess Gesha’s performance under the Brazilian climate. To fully understand its genetic, IAC cultivated the Gesha both in their lab and on select research partner farms: this is how Gesha arrived in Daterra. We have been studying this varietal since 2014 and only very recently it became commercially available.
Process: The Gesha cherries were left on the trees for a longer time, allowing them to go through the full maturation process and dry while still attached to the branch. This processing technique is only possible if the weather is very dry and stable during harvest (otherwise the excess moisture can develop fungus and other undesired microorganisms). Because of Cerrados’s unique traits, this process is possible – which is great, because it brings very positive attributes to the cup: tree-dried naturals usually show heavy body and extra-intense sweetness.
Screen size: 16/18
Plot: BV 40
Drying: Raised beds