Profile

A mix of fruity and soft florals, with delicate flavors that reminds us of blue and purple fruits, with a touch of tropical notes, light body, and complex aftertaste.

Process

Carbonic Maceration

GESHA MARCELA

Origin

Region: Tolima
Municipality:  Fresno

Producer

Elias & Shady Bayter

Farm

El Vergel Estate

Variety

Gesha 

Altitude

 1.460 MT 

HISTORY

PROCESS

ON SPOT

Welcome to El Vergel, where they're pushing the boundaries of coffee farming to new heights! Nestled in the highest reaches of the estate, this Gesha coffee is like the VIP of the farm. Planted back in 2016 with over 12,000 plants, it's been a labor of love to cultivate this micro lot to perfection. But here's the twist: they're not just growing any old Gesha. Oh no, they're diving deep into the genetics of this bean, mixing and matching branches to create a flavor profile that's out of this world! Through some seriously innovative processes, like their CM fermentation technique, they've unlocked a whole new realm of possibilities for what Gesha coffee can be. Back in 1995, the Bayter Family rolled up their sleeves and dove headfirst into the agricultural scene at El Vergel farm. Avocado was their main squeeze, but when avocado prices took a nosedive in 2006, they knew it was time to shake things up. So, they tossed some coffee varieties into the mix – catimore, red, yellow caturra – and boom, a coffee empire was born! Fast forward to 2016, and with a little guidance from coffee guru Miguel Jimenez, they planted specialty coffee varieties, setting the stage for some serious coffee greatness. Then, in a stroke of genius, they embraced natural coffee processes in 2018, tinkering with fermentation control like mad scientists in a lab. And let's not forget their claim to fame – the Koji fermentation process, a game-changer in the green coffee game! Now, meet the dynamic trio behind the scenes: Martha Montenegro, along with her coffee-savvy partners Elias and Shady. Together, they're not just brewing coffee; they're brewing up a whole community revolution! Their mission? To blend tech magic with coffee passion and sprinkle a little extra joy into the lives of everyone at El Vergel Estate.  
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 Carbonic Maceration 

 Get ready to dive into the world of Gesha with this one-of-a-kind process! First off, they made sure to pick only the cream of the crop, with over 95% of those cherries hitting that sweet spot of perfect ripeness. Then, things got fancy with a little something called Carbonic Maceration fermentation. It's like the coffee equivalent of a spa day, where those beans get to soak up all the good stuff for a luxurious 52 hours. And just when you thought it couldn't get any better, they laid them out to dry oh-so-slowly under the warm sun. It's all about taking things nice and easy to coax out those amazing flavors.  
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