12oz Bag of Whole Roasted Coffee Beans
Flavors of marzipan, dried apricot, and caramel.
Region: Trujillo, Valle del Cauca
Producer: Granja La Esperanza
Farm: Cerro Azul
Altitude: 5,250 - 6,550 feet
Variety: Enano (Dwarf Gesha)
Cerro Azul Enano is an ongoing exclusive offering at Equator from Cerro Azul, a coffee farm owned and operated by our quality-obsessed friends at Granja La Esperanza. The farm was planted exclusively to the rare and celebrated botanical variety known as Gesha (or Geisha), or so they thought. As the coffee trees began to mature, it became evident that a small number of trees did not look like Gesha. The compact size of the trees and the dense foliage were distinctly different than the taller, comparatively sparse Gesha bushes. No one is sure what the true identity of this dwarf variety is. As such, the plants were dubbed Enano, which means dwarf in Spanish.
Because it was not thought to be of the Gesha variety, Granja La Esperanza tagged the bushes and began processing the Enano cherry separately. When we tasted this coffee in Colombia a few years ago we offered to purchase the entire production of this Gesha-like coffee. Whatever the actual variety, the floral tones are certainly reminiscent of the Gesha type.