Colombia Geisha 018 Coffee (#003)

Wholebeans, 300g & 1000g only. Learn more below
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Citrus And Floral Flavours / Notes
Citrus & Floral
Fruity Flavours / Notes
Cherry Mixed Florals Tangerine & Orange
Flavours & Notes
Coffee Specification
Bolivia Brazil Colombia Costa Rica
Dom. Republic Ecuador El Salvador Guatemala
Honduras Nicaragua Panama Peru
Burundi Ethiopia Kenya Rwanda
Tanzania Uganda Indonesia Yemen
Region Risaralda
Producer Gustavo Acevedo
Varietal Geisha
Altitude 1700 masl
Brightness of Flavours
Full Bodied
Balance of Flavours
Dominant Flavours
Cup Score (SCA)
88 89 90 91
92 93 94-100 Undisclosed
Processing Method
Washed Natural Anaerobic Other
Roast Profile
Espresso Filter Omniroasted
More Information
What bag size(s) is this coffee available in? 300g & 1000g
Does this include caffeine? Yes, this product contains caffeine
Is this coffee available as pre-ground? No, this is available as wholebeans only

About Colombia Geisha 018 Coffee (#003)

About A Matter Of Concrete:A specialty coffee roastery based in the Van Nelle Factory located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The Van Nelle Factory once used to be the biggest coffee roastery in the country, quite rare to find a pre-WWII building in Rotterdam, let alone it being a coffee roastery, let alone one that is a listed UNESCO World Heritage monument.

Competing in many coffee competitions, founder Rob Clarijs has been on the winner’s podium of quite a handful, with the crowning achievement of winning Coffee Masters London 2019.

Innovation and sustainability are what make today good and tomorrow better. Direct trading with suppliers, developing long-lasting products while giving attention to circularity, waste-reduction and inspire others to do so too. Roasted on a Loring S35 Kestrel, one of the most energy efficient coffee roasters around.

About This Coffee:If you don’t know what Geisha is, Google it. If you know what Geisha is, this coffee will far from disappoint. This coffee is A Matter Of Concrete's pick for the preliminary competitions (early October ’22) for the Dutch Barista Championships 2023.

What a stunner coffee from Gustavo Acevedo, brought to us by our good friend Herrbert, who also brought us the banging 004, 013 and it won’t be the last coffee he has supplied us with. We met Herrbert, one of the initiators of LaREB, at the Danish Coffee Festival early 2020 and we became buddies. After our first meeting in Denmark we planned on meeting again soon, either in Colombia or the Netherlands. Herrbert finally visited the roastery in Spring 2022, where we cupped dozens of coffees and of course had pizza. One of the coffees we cupped was this one and it was love at first sight.

Gustavo, now 70 years old, is a neighbour to Ana Mustafá, you may remember her from our 004 coffee and also, she’s Herrberts other half. He comes from a true coffee farming family and he’s a 5th generation coffee farmer. Gustavo approaches all of his work in an empirical way, meaning he’ll learn from his mistakes and replicate something when it works, while applying chemistry and science to all of his work to prove, check and replicate.

It’s not the first time we say this is a favourite, but seriously, this coffee gave us chills. It’s so elegant, delicate and floral, but has such a pronounced orange citric fruit tone overall. 

Cupping Notes:Elegant, Delicate & Extremely Clean / Orange Peel / Mandarin / Floral Bouquet

Variety:About 5 years ago Gustavo’s daughter Deisy brought Gesha seeds from her trip to Panama and Gustavo started producing Geisha for the first time last year. After manual harvesting of mature cherries, the cherries are pulped, fermented for 72 hours and washed afterwards. After this the parchment is dried in the shade first and then in the full sun.

Estimated cost savings for this special guest coffee:
Roaster RRP £22.00
Shipping £12.00
Customs £7.00
Savings £16.50 (40%)
(Shipped from GUSTATORY. Shipping to UK: £3.00, Europe from £7.00, Rest of World from £10.00)
Estimated dates for this special guest coffee:
Roasting On Oct 20th
  Rest Period
Shipped From Oct 28th / Nov 1st
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...Whilst the purse strings may need to tighten, a better quality home-brewed coffee or tea is still far less expensive than buying individual drinks on the go. Over the last few years, many have taken the opportunity to improve their home brewing skills, and now with the equipment and know-how to recreate that authentic coffee shop experience from home, are enjoying cheaper quality coffees. With cafe coffees costing anything from £2.50-4.00 each, and with a bag of 250g quality coffee costing between £7.00-12.50 and providing you with enough to achieve up to 15-35 brews per bag (depending on brew method and strength preferences), the savings and better quality coffee are both there to be enjoyed.

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