Geisha is considered the supreme coffee varietal among other Arabica coffee varietals. Mainly known for its floral and flowery aroma, geisha also has a unique bright citric acidity quality and tea-like character. This attribute is mainly best highlighted with the fully washed method.
Omar Arango Tinoco, head processor and owner of Finca San Luis, implemented additional anerobic fermentation in his fully washed process. Picked, ripe cherries were sorted and put in a sealed hermetic bag for 36 hours of fermentation. Coffee is pulped, washed, and dried on a raised bed for around 2 to 3 weeks.
The combination of anaerobic and fully washed methods gives Omar Geisha coffee a floral aroma like coffee blossom, fresh blueberry fruitiness, and unlimited cheesecake deliciousness.
Finca San Luis is an exceptional coffee farm from Libano, Tolima, that we know practices organic farming to produce Geisha coffee. Located near the Ecuadorian border and at high altitude, Finca San has an ideal microclimate and fertile soil for growing high-quality coffee.
Beside growing the finest coffee, Omar has a high sense of responsibility and respect for the environment. Therefore, he chose to implement organic farming practices, mainly using his pulped cherries and animal waste as organic fertilizer. This does not come without a challenge since organic farming reduces harvest yields by up to 60%. One way to overcome this is by opening more coffee farms to achieve the harvest yield target.
Now, Omar enjoys sustainable and economic coffee growing since his production costs have significantly dropped and he can preserve local nature while growing good coffee.