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Variety: Illubabor Forest

Process: Natural

Drying: 37 days dried on raised beds, sun and mixed shade

Producer: Gesha Village (owned by Adam Overton, Rachel Samuel, and Willem Boot)

Elevation: 1916 - 1982 masl
Region: South West State, West Omo Zone 
Origin: Ethiopia

Notes: Red Plum, Red Berries, Black Tea


Gesha Village is one of the most cherished coffee producers on the planet with 471-hectares in the Bench Maji zone of Ethiopia, nearby the town of Gesha and the Gori Gesha forest, the birthplace of the Gesha variety.

Owned and operated by Adam Overton, Rachel Samuel and Willem Boot, this project was started in 2007 and has quickly developed to be an idolized producer in the specialty coffee world. With ~320 hectares planted of Gesha 1931, Gori Gesha and Illubabor Forest varieties, throughout 8 different zones that correlate with unique terroir.


This lot comes from the Gaylee block, where Gesha Villages water source comes from. This lot is exclusively planted with Illubabor Forest, a variety that was discovered in the nearby areas. This variety is known for its closed knit flavor profile of fruits and spices.

Earlier this year we featured this coffee in a Honey process, loved for its peach-tea flavour and cleanliness, and in contrast, this new lot of Natural process brings about big red fruit character, like biting into a fresh red plum, exploding into little red berries, and backed up by the flavour of black tea.

Ethiopia Gesha Village Gaylee Illubabor Forest Natural

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