Colombia Villa Betulia Queen Gesha - Rare/Exclusive Filter

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Colombia Villa Betulia Queen Gesha - Rare/Exclusive Filter

This lot was only 96kg in total and that we were able to get ourselves 48kg of it our importing partners at Cofinet. This is the 4th time we have had coffee from Luis's farm and this is another amazing example of how well Luis and his team grow and produce outstanding coffees!

This is a super complex coffee with loads of tropical fruits, full body, super sweet with vibrant & juicy acidity, 


  • Producers + Mill:

Luis Aníbal Calderón is one of the finest producers we work with at Cofinet. Luis is a 2nd generation coffee farmer and has been working in this field for over 40 years now. But it hasn't always been plane sailing for Luis.

Back in 2011, Luis was at serious risk of losing his farm to the bank. At that point, he was mainly selling his coffee on the C-market and the price he was receiving was barely enough to cover the cost of production, let alone repay the loan he had taken out to purchase land to extend the size of his coffee farm. It was at this point Luis approached his local town's Specialty Coffee Association. They were willing to pay 15% above the C-price, not enough to truly reward Luis for the extra effort required to produce specialty grade coffee but enough to sustain Luis and drive him to explore this avenue of the industry further. As a result, in 2012 he planted 5,000 Gesha trees and after waiting an arduous three years for the trees to bear fruit, Luis was converted.

In 2015, Luis decided to embark on the mission to convert his entire farm to exotic coffee varieties. Now, more than five years since that decision, Luis's farm Finca Villa Betulia is a beacon for specialty coffee production in Acevedo, Huila. On his farms you will find all sorts of exotic varieties including Red Gesha, Tabi, Red Bourbon, Yellow Bourbon, Java, Sidra, Striped Bourbon, Chilli Bourbon, Caturra, Typica, Maragogype, Pacamara, Marageisha, Pink Bourbon, Papayo, Caturron, Liberica, Variedad Colombia, Castillo, Red Leaf, Red Bourbon, Dwarf Gesha, Pink Gesha, Yellow Gesha, Wush Wush, Dwarf Yellow Bourbon, Mokka and Maracaturra.

Luis, along with the assistance of Cofinet, has worked to improve his processing methods for high-end micro-lots. He is now a master in many processing methods such as Extended Fermentation, Honeys and Naturals.


  • Varieties:

This particular varietal was planted by Luis Anibal Calderon in 2017. Within his crop of Gesha coffee, he stumbled upon a Gesha tree that
produced coffee cherries noticeably larger in size compared to the typical ones found in Gesha trees. To distinguish this newly discovered
variation from the traditional Gesha, Luis Anibal named it ”Queen Gesha.

Gesha coffee, sometimes referred to as Geisha coffee, is a variety of coffee tree that originated in the Gori Gesha forest, Ethiopia, though it is now grown in several other nations in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. It is widely known for its unique flavor profile of floral and sweet notes, its high selling price, and its exclusivity as its demand has increased over the years.

While there are many varieties labeled gesha (or geisha), the Panamanian Geisha has a distinct and verifiable genetic fingerprint.

After its discovery in Ethiopia, it was sent to the Tengeru (now Lyamungu) Coffee Research Station in Tanzania. In 1953, plants successfully cultivated at Lyamungu as VC-496 were taken to Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE) in Costa Rica and recorded as accession T2722. From there, CATIE distributed it throughout Central America.


  • Process:

This coffee was exposed to a dry aerobic fermentation of 24 hours before being placed inside Grainpro bags for 50 hours at a temperature below 22ºC. Then the whole cherries were placed on raised beds until 11% moisture content was achieved.


  • Region: Huila
  • Producer: Luis Anibal Calderon
  • Farm: Villa Betuila
  • Importer: Cofinet
  • Price (green ex Shipping): £33 p kg
  • Variety: Queen Gesha
  • Process: Extended Fermentation Natural process
  • Altitude: 1500-1600masl
  • Amount Bought: 48kg
  • Tasting: Tropical, Complex, Full body, super sweet, Vibrant & Juicy acidity,
  • Flavours like: Strawberry, Pineapple, Papaya, Cola,