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Gesha Village—Natural Illubabor Heirloom Gold
Gesha Village—Natural Illubabor Heirloom Gold

Gesha Village—Natural Illubabor Heirloom

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


We source directly from producers when we can to make sure the most profit gets to the farmer. Our sourcing values are shown through our icons on each of our coffee labels and on the back of our coffee bags.


Once your order is received, it will be processed and shipped in 1-3 days.

Free delivery in Calgary for orders over $20.
Free delivery across Canada & the US for orders over $75

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.

 Biotrē 2.0 FAQ 

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.

How are these bags better for the environment?
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!


Our 340g and 2lb bags are made with Biotrē 2.0 materials, which are 60% compostable and 100% renewable, including the valve!

Additional FAQ on our new bags

What’s the difference between the red bag and the black bag?
The red bag contains the coffees with an acidity rating from 3-5. The black bag contains coffees with an acidity rating of 2 or lower.
In summary: coffees that are a little more adventurous—red; comfortable and more classic coffees—black.

How does the Sweetness, Acidity, and Body Scale work?

This is an internal scale from 0-5 comparing our own coffees. Each coffee is cupped and the sweetness, acidity, and body are rated. Keep in mind that different brewing methods may affect results.

Why isn’t my phone reading the QR code?

If you’re using an iPhone, you may need to use your QR Code Scanner instead of your camera app. The QR Code Scanner is located in the Control Centre.


Gesha Village—Natural Illubabor Heirloom Gold
Gesha Village—Natural Illubabor Heirloom Gold

Gesha Village—Natural Illubabor Heirloom

This is a 300g bag

Due to popular demand we're doing a 2nd roast !

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

This coffee's cup profile is very sweet and with dominant berry characteristics, reminding us of a fresh fruit salad! There's also a winey complexity that is elegant, clean and very well composed. This particular heirloom varietal came from wild samples collected from the Gori Gesha forest in the Illubabor region of Ethiopia.

Brimming with distinctive flavour notes, the Gold Series provides an exclusive chance to order some of the best coffees in the world with highly innovative varieties and processing methods.

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

Varietal Illubabor Heirloom
Process Natural
Farm Gesha Village
Producer Adam Overton
South West State, 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 8 different zones, or sub-farms, are named after nearby villages and important sites. You'll find, Bangi, Dimma, Gaylee, Oma, Narsha, Surma, Shew-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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Kelvin P.
Delicious coffee at a good price let down by shipping

It's great to see exotic coffees being ordered and free shipping within Calgary but the delivery tracking was non-existent. I essentially got a notice after ordering and one after it had shipped but nothing about actual delivery date. It ended up sitting in the back room of our parcel storage for 3 days.

billy c.
light roast, very sweet and

light roast, very sweet and smooth.

Gary V.

I enjoy the Las Emeralda Gesha much better than this. for the price is not bad, but just average for me.

Doug B.
Lovely smooth taste

Lovely smooth taste

E S.

Wonderful flavor sweet and really got the strawberry notes ,Fantastic price for a 300 gr bag ! Just Love the Gold series so many tasty offerings!

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.