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Gesha Village / Ethiopia Surma Natural Gesha 1931 250g

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bergamot / white grape / jasmine / apricot

Sweetness ●●●●○ ‎ Acidity ●●●●● ‎ Body ●●●○○


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    Biotrē Bags 2.0

    Our 340g and 2lb coffee bags are made entirely of from plant materials and breakdown in a relatively short period of time.

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    Are these bags completely compostable?
    No, due to the inner lining made of sugar cane. However, this layer is made sustainably with 100% renewable material (meaning not made of fossil fuels, but instead bio-based and natural resources that can be replenished through a natural process).

    That’s not all. About 60% of the bag components break down under standard composting conditions, so they can be partially composted in your back yard compost. Go earth!

    Can I put this in the city compost?

    You should not put these bags in the Calgary city compost, due to rudimentary composting facilities. However, you can compost the outer lining in a healthy home compost which will break down within 12 weeks. Dispose of the sugar cane layer in the garbage afterward.

    What if I don't have access to a backyard compost?
    Please dispose of the bags in the garbage. It may feel wasteful, however, these bags will break down at least 10 times faster in a landfill vs other coffee bags because of the plant-based materials they're made with.

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    The plant-based components that go into Biotre® 2.0 absorb the greenhouse gas CO2 through natural plant respiration prior to being used. Manufacturing these bags produces a significantly smaller carbon footprint (as much as 60% less from the typical coffee bags). They break down much faster in the landfill as well. We're talking 5-10 years vs 100 years, which is the time it takes for most other coffee bags to break down!


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    In summary: coffees that are a little more adventurous—red; comfortable and more classic coffees—black.

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    Gesha Village / Ethiopia Surma Natural Gesha 1931 250g Gold

    Gesha Village / Ethiopia Surma Natural Gesha 1931 250g

    This is a 250g bag

    bergamot  /  white grape  /  jasmine  /  apricot

    Sweetness ●●●●○     Acidity ●●●●●     Body ●●●○○

    A superb example of an Ethiopian Gesha, with fragrant Earl Grey and jasmine notes, a bright acidity with flavours of grape, apricot and tangerine and an elegant tea like body. A cup of elegance and tantalizing aromas that will transport you to a unique origin. Enjoy an exquisite cup with every sip.

    This cup's legacy is rooted in the original Gesha. From the village spotted by a botanical mission, this '31 selection is a descendant of the Panamanian strain. Near the forests of coffee's genesis, admire the Surma block, named for the pastoral people of the area. Traditional sun drying for 28 days, with no intentional fermentation, brings out all that classic Gesha has to offer.

    *Please note that Gold Series coffees are excluded from regular discounts & promotions.

    Varietal Gesha 1931
    Process Natural
    Farm Gesha Village Surma Block
    Producer Adam Overton, Rachel Samuel
    West Omo Zone, Ethiopia
    Rosso Direct Trade  

    About the Farm

    • Gesha Village is one of the most cherished coffee producers on the planet with 471-hectares in the Bench Maji zone of Ethiopia, nearby the town of Gesha and the Gori Gesha forest, the birthplace of the Gesha variety.
    • Owned and operated by Adam Overton, Rachel Samuel and Willem Boot, this project was started in 2007 and has quickly developed to be an idolized producer in the specialty coffee world. With ~320 hectares planted of Gesha 1931, Gori Gesha and Illubabor Forest varieties, throughout 8 different zones that correlate with unique terroir.
    • The eight different zones, or sub-farms, are named after nearby villages and important sites. You'll find, Bangi, Dimma, Gaylee, Oma, Narsha, Surma, Shewa-Jibabu and Shaya featured amongst Gesha Village offerings.
    • A mixed system of agroforesty practices are utilized, with mostly natural forests providing shade and introducing the coffee to a diverse wildlife and flora, which provide a symbiotic system of organisms. The soil is brown-red loamy and virgin forest.
    • This lot comes from the Surma block, which is named after the pastoralist ethnic group, the Surma, as a tribute to their cultural relevance in this area. This lot is Gesha 1931, fermented utilizing an open-air, cold temperature environment with whole cherry exposure for 60 hours. The coffee is then taken to dry for 26 days in raised beds under the sun.

    Process: Natural Total kilos available: 150 kgHarvest date: 26/1/2022 - 2/2/2022Fermentation: no intentional fermentation is done Drying time: 28 days dried on raised bedsDrying temperature: 35 °C Max. - 20 °C Min.Altitude: 1909 - 2063 masl Rainfall:  2000 mm/year Humidity: 10 – 90% Geographic Location: South West State, West Omo Zone

    Biotre bags are made 100% from plant based material.

    Both the manufacturing and disposing process is better for the environment.

    Composting Biotrē Bags

    You can compost the outer lining in a healthy home compost, which will break down within 12 weeks.