Luis Fernando Benavides, Gesha

Luis Fernando Benavides, Gesha

Nariño, Colombia

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Country: Colombia
Department: Nariño
Municipality: Buesaco
Variety: Gesha
Process: Washed
Elevation: 2020 masl
Tasting Notes: Peach Blossom, Vanilla Wafer, Candied Lemon
Luis Fernando Benavides is a second generation coffee grower whose particular passion is experimenting with fermentation and drying processes. For this coffee he uses a rare tool for Colombian coffee farms: irrigation from a sprinkler system. This allows Luis to control the amount and frequency of water his trees get and results in a possible second harvest, beating the odds of Buesaco's aridity. (Fun fact: Buesaco has ideal conditions for curing prosciutto di Parma!)

In the cup you'll find everything you might expect from a high-altitude gesha: it's intensely floral, gently fruited, bright with citrus, and lightly spiced. We're loving it as filter coffee, which captures its lively peach blossom aromatics in a clean, tea-like body. 

This coffee roasts once weekly, on Tuesday.