In the cup, Gesha offers a unique flavor profile. The variety traces back to Gesha Village in Ethiopia and takes on the vibrant, floral, and complex character that we associate often with wild heirloom Ethiopian coffee. Across the board you can expect Gesha coffee to be extremely bright, floral, and tea-like. As with all coffee, terroir and processing have a major impact on the flavor, and Gesha is no different. Gesha requires high elevations to really thrive as well as steady, thoughtful producers to get the most from their crop. I’ve tasted many Gesha coffees throughout my career and, depending on these factors, it can be anywhere from bad to excellent. What I will say, however, is when everything clicks, well produced Gesha can be absolutely extraordinary.