Chosen One - Medium Roast Gesha Columbia 12 oz.

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Crafted with precision and passion, our Chosen One is a natural medium roast Gesha that captivates with its exquisite balance of flavors. Sourced from the lush regions of Antioquia, Columbia, this exceptional coffee boasts notes of dried orange, smooth honey, lemon, and delicious red apple.


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El Zacatin, named after a local craft liquor manufacturer founded in the town of Concordia in the early 1920s, is a family-owned 17 hectare farm situated in the highlands of southwest Antioquia department. The farm rests high on the western slopes of the Cordillera mountains, overlooking the Cauca river valley.

Eduardo Fernandez-Restrepo is a third generation producer who became a pioneer of specialty coffee production in Concordia in the mid 2010’s. Fernandez-Restrepo’s family owns 3 farms in the area—Zacatin, Illusion and La Costain—all planted with coffee and a few hectares of cacao. Eduardo’s charismatic personality and interest in non-traditional coffee tree varieties connected him with like minded producers, leading to the exchange of knowledge and seeds.

Eduardo has worked carefully to source seeds for the collection of coffee varieties that he now grows. He acquired Tabi seeds through an agronomist in Antioquia with connections to Cenicafé, Colombia’s coffee research institution that developed this cultivar. His Pink Bourbon coffee came originally from a friend and fellow producer, Rodrigo Sanchez Valencia, who had rediscovered the variety on one of his farms in Huila. The Gesha on Eduardo’s farm was gifted from the Santa Maria farm in Buesaco, Nariño. And it was through foreign coffee merchants that he added SL-28 to El Zacatin. Originally growing these varieties on only 2 hectares of the farm, Eduardo’s production has now blossomed into growing 3500 kg of Gesha, 2000 kg of Pink Bourbon, 840 kg of SL-28, and 3000 kg of Tabi.

Eduardo adheres to three pillars in his approach to processing: efficiency, consistency, and excellence. This particular lot of Natural Gesha from El Zacatin was selectively handpicked, sorted by hand to remove unripe cherries, and then floated for additional quality sorting during which floaters were all removed. The coffee is then placed into a tank for 24 hours of aerobic fermentation, followed immediately by sealing the tanks for 24 hours of anaerobic fermentation. After this in-tank fermentation, the cherries are then spread out onto raised beds for 30 days where they will dry until reaching a moisture content of 11%. During the rainy season this drying process may also involve around 8 hours of mechanical drying to ensure the coffee remains stable when packed into GrainPro.

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Roasted by Napa, CA locals for our beloved local community. Enjoy our curated coffee knowing you're shopping local, buying from ethical sources, and putting dollars back into our community through The Hero Foundation in California.

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