El Obraje was our first Geisha coffee in 2020.
We are now offering an exciting blend of two of our favourite varietals from this farm.
Hacienda El Obraje grows coffee at some of the highest elevation in the country.
Our particular lot comprises two very exciting coffee varietals: Gesha (70%) and Maracaturra (30%) that was brought over from Central America. Both varietals have the same sugar content at harvest time and both are known for intense floral and tropical notes.
Expect strong notes of elderberry, coffee blossom and nectarine. The mouthfeel is textured with supporting notes of dried dates and black tea.
Gesha & Maracaturra
The blending of these coffees was a logical choice for Pablo for a number of reasons. These plants have similar ripening times and very similar sugar content as well. Maracaturra trees are planted between Gesha plants on one of the lots at El Obraje, so the cherries are harvested and blended right away. Maracaturra was chosen originally as an experimental variety for El Obraje from farms in Central America. The variety makes up just a small portion of the farm’s total production, but its unique flavor profile of yellow fruits and honeysuckle florals make it an irreplaceable component in Colibri Blend.
Pablo Guerrero was the first to introduce coffee to the Tangua area outside of the city of Pasto in the year 2000. By 2009, he had built a facility to process his own coffee and entered the specialty coffee market. His experiments continued; he planted new varieties and processed natural as well as washed coffees.