Finca La Esperanza Queen Gesha Specialty Coffee Farm | Fantine

Finca La Esperanza Queen Gesha

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Cultivar Gesha
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Processing Washed
Bag Size 24 Kg (One 24kg box with two vacuum bags of 12kg)
Packaging Vacuum
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Region Quindio
Estimated arrival 23 Sep, 2023
Processing Washed
Notes Nutty Cocoa
Farming Shade-grownWater RecyclingSmall farmFamily farmYoung farmerBiodiversity conservation
Cultivar Gesha
Altitude 1650 masl
Bag Size 24 (One 24kg box with two vacuum bags of 12kg)
Packaging Vacuum
Drying Sun-dried - Marquesina
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Terroir: Quindio

Rainfall in this region ranges from 1690 to 1900 mm and exhibits a bimodal behaviour with two rainy periods in the year, between April-May and October-November, which allows harvesting fresh coffee in these two seasons but also regularly throughout the year.

This region is located in a temperate-humid tropical ecosystem. In tropical areas such as Quindío, seasonal temperature changes are not as pronounced during the year as are the daily changes. Daily temperature changes have a direct influence on grain density, plant height and flowering, making it much denser and with more natural sugars.

Caldas, Risaralda and Quindío make up the coffee region or Eje Cafetero. There is no region in Colombia that represents the coffee tradition and aesthetics more than this region. Jeeps of all colours filled with sacks of coffee, producers with their ponchos and mules carrying all kinds of products are the everyday life of this department.

  • Altitude: 1490-1920 metres above sea level.
  • Sunshine hours/year: 1590-1750
  • Annual rainfall (mm): 1690- 1900
  • Thermal time: 2140-2470


The Gesha variety originally comes from the Ethiopian Gori Gesha forest, the first Gesha plants were originally collected in Ethiopia in the 1930s. The variety eventually landed at the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Centre (CATIE) in Costa Rica in the 1950s, and in the 1960s a Panamanian government official came to CATIE looking for new coffee varieties to try growing in the country. From there, the now legendary and famous story of the Panamanian Gesha was created.

The terms Gesha and Geisha are used interchangeably, in connection with the fact that there is no established translation of the Ethiopian dialects into English. Coffee was first recorded in germplasm records with the spelling "Geisha", and coffee researchers and germplasm banks have maintained the spelling for many decades, leading to its first promotion and use in the coffee industry.

Coffee was originally harvested in Ethiopia in a region near a mountain whose name is commonly translated in English as Gesha. Consequently, many in the coffee industry have preferred to rescue that spelling. In the cup they are renowned for citrus notes, extreme sweetness and floral elements. Their quality potential is excellent when produced at good altitude in very well fertilised soil.

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