Kangachanga Gesha Uberrimo Specialty Coffee Farm | Fantine

Kangachanga Gesha Uberrimo

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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 Narino
Estimated arrival 11 Feb, 2024
Processing Washed
Notes Floral
Farming Deforestation-freeFemale coffeeSmall farmFamily farmYoung farmer
Cultivar Gesha
Altitude 2150 masl
Bag Size 24 (One 24kg box with two vacuum bags of 12kg)
Packaging Vacuum
Drying Sun-dried - Patio
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Terroir: Narino

Located in the extreme southwest of Colombia, this region is one of the best for producing specialty coffee because of its diverse geography. It enjoys various climates depending on the altitude: from the heat of the Pacific plain to the cold of the most mountainous part.

In Nariño, three slopes merge: Pacific, Andean and Amazonian, which means that the physiological conditions of the plants are different from those of the rest of the country and the planet. In most coffee growing areas, 32 weeks pass between flowering and the filling and ripening of the fruit of the coffee tree, while in Nariño this happens between 35 to 36 weeks, which means that the grain ripens more slowly and remains longer on the tree, developing its physiological part much better, which generates a higher concentration of sugars and potential Brix degrees, added to this the special care of the farmers in the production of coffee.

The high fertility is due to the amount of organic material content, of volcanic origin, that the area offers. It has the best particular conditions for coffee cultivation, in terms of water availability, temperature, solar radiation and wind regime. High altitudes and low temperatures force the plant to conserve its sugars. The altitude of these farms can normally exceed 2000 metres above sea level. The temperature of the area is temperate or cold.

  • Altitude (m.a.s.l.) 1490-2100
  • Sunshine (hours/year) 1590-1750
  • Annual rainfall (mm) 1690-1900
  • Thermal Time (cumulative stages 2 and 3) 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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