Ethiopia Gelena Gesha
Farm: Gelena Gesha Dry Mill
Altitude: 1,750 masl
Tasting notes: Peach, Blueberry, Jasmine
This Ethiopia Gesha coffee is produced on Israel Degfa's private Gelana farm in the Yirgacheffe region. The Gelana Dry Mill is very labour intensive with 500 raised beds, 48 permanent staff and approximately 500 members of temporary staff during the harvest season.
The Gelana coffee farm covers 1.5 hectares of coffee cultivation with much of the farm running under greenhouse conditions. In these greenhouses, every agronomic practice is computer controlled using smart techniques. The farm acts as a starting point for many of Israel’s new variety experiments and helps to improve uniform growth for coffee seedlings. Initially established to cultivate the Gesha variety, the farm has also been used more recently to explore traditional Brazil varieties.