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Geisha / 01, Santa Barbara

Geisha / 01, Santa Barbara

Floral and perfumey, blueberry, stone fruit, citrus

Regular price R 390.00
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Roast Style: Progressive

These tend to be lighter bodied coffees, that forefront flavour nuances inherent to the specific bean. These coffees tend to have natural sweetness and distinctive aromatic properties.

As a general guide, they'll be great brewed using any filter method. We'd recommend trying them black.

Roaster's Notes

Geisha is arguably the most widely sought after variety within specialty coffee, and this
lot showcases the harmonious interplay between variety, terroir and processing. The depth of flavour, stemming from this coveted variety and the exceedingly high growing conditions, is complemented by the delicate acidity and velvety texture; qualities that can be more closely attributed to its honey processing.

When navigating roasting these prized lots, careful preparation is paramount. This involves numerous sample roasts and brew tests in the pursuit of this reserve’s full expression. Notes of rosewater, mango and lingering blueberry beautifully evolves as this coffee cools.

Brew Guides

Click the link below to download a free brew guide with simple recipes to get the most out of your at-home brews.

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Delivery Price

> Door to door courier: (R65 - R95, or free on spend of+R650)

> Collection: Free. (Orders can be collected at our Bree St Cafe.)

When will I get my order?


Your order will be ready to collect on the first Tuesday or Friday that follows your order, at 13:00. We will send you an email confirmation when your order is ready for collection.


We try to dispatch non Cape Town orders as soon as we can, and no later than the Tuesday or Friday that follows your order. Couriers take 1-3 days to deliver your package depending on your location.

We deliver around the Cape Town area every Tuesday and Friday.

We will email you confirmation of when your order is on it's way! 

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Geisha, or sometimes 'Gesha' - a nod to the assumed Ethiopian provenance of the original seedstock, is specialty coffee's celebrity variety of the last two decades. Originally made famous in Panama, various other producing regions have since planted this cultivar, with varying degrees of success. Colombia's high growing altitudes act in its favour, and we're excited to release this stellar example produced by farmer Jhon Samboni on his farm in the Huila region.

Look out for distinctive floral aromatics, as well as a host of fruity notes - from citrus and apricot to tropical fruit; all hallmarks of the cultivar.

Altitude: 2050m ASL
Processing: Honey
Variety: Geisha
Harvest: 2023
Region: Huila, Colombia
Producer: Jhon Samboni & family on Santa Barbara Farm



For the last ten years we’ve had the privilege of sourcing, roasting and showcasing many superb and distinctive coffees.

There’s so much exciting variety in coffee that we feel like we'd be selfish not to share it with our growing family of coffee lovers.

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