Light Through the Cracks (Gesha): Light Roast (SP)
Light Through the Cracks (Gesha): Light Roast (SP)
Light Through the Cracks (Gesha): Light Roast (SP)
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Light Through the Cracks (Gesha): Light Roast (SP)

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Our first single estate Gesha, grown by a true coffee virtuoso!

Augusto Ortega, and other producers of his generation from San Agustin, have reached a certain coffee royalty status among those in the know. You are drinking coffee that is essentially grown by java's Mick Jagger. 

We are truly honoured to have the privilege of roasting his incredible Gesha, a sought after Ethiopian heirloom varietal.

The  unique flavour profiles of Geisha coffee is one aspect that makes this variety so sought after. They are sweet and floral and often have a very delicate feel. 

TASTING NOTES: Bright + Delicate + Grapefruit candy + Hibiscus + Peach
ROAST: Light
PRODUCER: Augusto Ortega - Single Producer and Origin
FARM: Las Asturias (4 Hectares)
REGION: Kennedy, San Agustin, Huila
ALTITUDE: 1680 masl
PROCESS: Fully Washed. 

SIZE: Available in 125g and 227g bags.
GRIND: Whole Bean, Filter, French Press, Espresso/Moka Pot
More about the Process:
The Cherries are peaked every 15 days when the reach peak ripeness. They’re left to ferment in cherry overnight before being depulped the next morning and undergoing a dry ferment for an additional 32 hours. The seeds are rinsed of remaining mucilage and then spread to dry on raised, shaded beds for 20-22 days.
More about the Producer and Variety:

Now almost 60 years old, Augusto began his life as a coffee grower working alongside his father, who was one of the earliest commercial coffee growers in the region.

By  22, Don Augusto made the decision to set out on his own, and this was when he created the now nearly 40 year old Finca Asturias, the special farm where this bright coffee is grown. 

San Agustin is a near mythical place for specialty coffee, being not only beautiful, but also soaked in history. Our coffee menu is a true tribute to some of the region's great producers and unique varieties. 

Brewing Tips
  • ESPRESSO: If wanting to pull this lighter roast as an espresso, we recommend playing with you ratios a bit to ward off a shot that might be a bit too bright. Try a 1:3 or 1:2.5 ratio, and grind a litter finer for a longer shot. We pulled this roast with 18g in, 42g out, at 40 seconds on our Silvia and it was bright but smoothed out. 
  • POUR OVER: We recommend grinding a touch finer for pour over for this roast, and try to limit your pours to 1-2 (post bloom) so you can really let the acids and brightness of this coffee come to life. But as always experiment, you may like 3-4 pours for more body and a bit less acid! 
  • FRENCH PRESS: We recommend the James Hoffman method for this roast: 16.67:1 ratio // medium grind (not too coarse) // add water, do not stir, brew for 4 minutes // after 4 mins break crust gently, scoop everything that floats // let sit for another 5-8 minutes // don't press all the way, only use it as a filter at the surface of the brew.


Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Joël Langlois

Light Through the Cracks (Gesha): Light Roast (SP)

Norbert Cyr
Very pleasant!

I followed the suggested recipe and tasted this blind. The first thing that struck me was grapefruit. There is this light whiff of grapefruit which then comes out in the taste. This is very light tasting with slight acidity and freshness in the mouth. Another great Artery surprise. A wonderful taste experience.

Tyler Yakichuk

Light Through the Cracks (Gesha): Light Roast (SP)

Swedish Prince
Marty Crane Reviews

I'm a regular Joe and I like my Joe regular. Well, what's wrong with liking plain old coffee, the way God made it?