Colombia La Roca State


Whole beans from La Roca State in Colombia, honey geisha.


Roasted on 27/05/2024



Whole beans from the farm La Roca in Colombia, in Tolima. It is a honey geisha. It tastes orange blossom.

Country : Colombie
Region : Tolima
Farm : La Roca State
Altitude : 1857m
Total crop area : 7ha
Lot size : 2ha
Planted : 2016
Harvest : 2 to 4 March 2023
Variety : Geisha
Process : honey
Fermentation : 48 hours in cherry
Drying : 2 storages of two days in between, one after 4 days, one after 12 days. Total drying time : 18 days
Importer : Desarolladores de Café

Jorge Rojas was born in 1988. With only 12 years he lost his father and started to work together with his mam on the family-owned coffee farm. He finished his school carreer after the 3rd grade and dedicated his life to coffee.
He always wanted to produce high-end coffee and started soon to be part of the association called ASOPEP Planadas. From the beginning he has been using techniques of ecological agriculture and together with other 300 farms they got their organic BIO certificate via ASOPEP. So, he is one of the few producers of organic high-end specialty coffee.

This competition Geisha (or Gesha) lot has been fermented in two steps during 48 hours in total. The first 24 hours in buckets with lids in whole cherry, where the anaerobic fermentation began with a pH of 6.3. He pulped the coffee and added it again in a bucket with a lid during other 24 hours, where he finished it at a pH of 3.9. The temperature range was from 24 °C during daytime and 19.5 °C at night.

This time we dried the coffee in a different way, only in Marquesina, with two times of interruptions. We picked the coffee from the beds the 4th day at the afternoon and stored it until the 6th day of drying, and repeated this from day 12-14. In our opinion it brings out even more fruitness, a cleaner and fuller cup and improves the coffee quality again. We didn’t want to change the cup profile, but intense its flavors. I hope you’ll enjoy this Geisha like we do. It’s my mam’s favorite coffee.

Additional information

Weight 0,21 kg