A small section of La Pradera Farms is
dedicated to growing this rare coffee.
It is considered rare because it is difficult
to grow, and is very picky about where
it can be grown at all. Top grades of
geisha sell for over $100/lb, roasted.
Here at Lost Dutchman Roasters, we have
a hard time justifying paying that much
even for a very unique coffee but we cannot
pass up a good deal when it presents itself
such as this particular coffee. We believe
it is worth the cost.
So what exactly is geisha coffee and
where did it come from? It s a premium
coffee valued for its enchanting flavor
and rich, but mellow taste. It grows best
at high altitudes and has beautiful thin
leaves and is a long and slender shrub,
which makes it visibly different than
other the other varieties (mainly arabica
and robusta). The term "Geisha"
has no connection with the Japanese "Geisha"
(see picture on right). Rather it is named
after the place it was first discovered:
"Gesha" in Ethiopia sometime
in the 1930's. They grow slowly and produce
only about 1/2 as much as a typical arabica
coffee shrub, and are quite finicky to
grow. The weather must remain near perfect
during the entire growing season. This
is why geisha coffee remains rare and
expensive, and most likely always will
Tasting notes for this coffee include
sweet, light lemony floral with hints
of orange. Overall, a very mellow cup
but with complex flavors. This sounds
like a contradiction, but one that is
understood after experiencing it.
unless otherwise specified.