Coffee Cupping - Bolivia Yanacachi Finca Takesi Gesha
While the gesha or geisha varietal has been more commonplace in the coffee industry, the gesha from the highest coffee farm in the world Finca Takesi is truly a coffee connoisseur's pleasure. Not using any experimental processing, this gesha highlights the sweet and intense flavors that comes from the altitude of its terrior - amazing! I enjoyed both roasts however I preferred @coffeecollectif roast if I had to choose. Wow!
The Coffee Collective (Frederiksberg, DENMARK) - intense complex aroma apricot, jasmine, bergamot
Intelligensia Coffee (Chicago, IL) - peach, white grape, coffee blossom
Takesi is one of the most exciting farms we’ve been working with. The farm is owned by the Iturralde family and managed by Juvenal Quijhua who, with a totally unique understanding of nature and detail, has fulfilled the high ambitions of the family and created coffees of exceptional quality. The coffee fields are some of the highest located in the whole world, up to 2600 meters above sea level. The 1.5 meters layer of humus, combined with the shade conditions, gives a very special terroir that contribute to the high quality.
The family behind Finca Takesi — the world’s highest altitude coffee farm — has redefined the accepted standards surrounding the elevation at which coffee can thrive. The results achieved are truly stunning coffees.
In 2001, the Iturralde family made the decision to start a coffee farm, partially in response to the dismal reputation of Bolivian coffee. They were determined to produce world class coffee and in turn show other Bolivian producers that a focus on quality was a path to a sustainable livelihood.
Dozens of coffee experts visited the future site of the farm and told the Iturralde family that coffee could not survive at such a high altitudes. Fortunately, the Iturraldes chose to ignore the experts. Today, Finca Takesi grows Typica, Catuai, Java, and Geisha varieties on 40 hectares of land at altitudes reaching 2,600 meters above sea level.
- intelligensiacoffee.com - 6 days ago