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Israel Hernández

Israel Hernandez is a third-generation coffee producer from Tolima. This Geisha lot is sugary sweet with notes of mandarin, lemon myrtle and bergamot.

Body     Acidity

Roasted omni for filter and espresso

A mesmerising washed lot of Geisha produced by Israel Hernandez, who reached 4th place in Colombia’s Cup of Excellence 2020.


After last month’s VS trifecta (Los Tres Mosquteros), the stakes are high. But this clean Geisha will do just as fine. We’ve featured Israel’s coffee previously for the exact same reasons: high quality of processing and flavour. This time, we’ve made room for him in the VS shelf because it’s a tiny lot of one of the best varietals, showing up in the cup as sweet and citrusy. Really bright.


Israel Hernandez is a third-generation coffee producer from Rioblanco (Tolima, Colombia). At 15, his father had already taught him everything about coffee, from fertilisation to the post-harvest processes. It was back then when he started dreaming about running his own coffee farm, owning his own business.

In 2005, Israel purchased a small piece of land in a countryside town called Uribe. Just in front of it was an already established and beautiful coffee farm to which he would stare every day. After gathering some savings, he was able to buy it and start realising his dream. He called his farm Buenos Aires (‘good airs’ in Spanish) because of its perfect weather and altitude.

The main varieties growing there are Caturra and Castillo. In 2016, he learned about Geisha’s great potential for quality and income, so he decided to plant 1200 trees.

He also reached out to receive training about managing this new varietal, as he soon realised that producing specialty coffee required much more attention to detail and delicate work. “Through specialty coffee, I’ve learned to love the product because it’s a beautiful way to be profitable and move forward in life.”

For Israel, receiving recognition for his hard work is very satisfying. In fact, one of his Geisha lots made it to 4th place in Colombia’s Cup of Excellence 2020. He says he continuously produces coffee with all his love because he believes that his coffee speaks for him to the whole world.


This small lot is made of only perfectly ripe red Geisha cherries, grown under the shade of Guamo and Plantain trees. It has been fully washed and traditionally fermented, then dried on house-type covered raised African beds until achieving Israel’s perfect moisture level.


We hope you enjoy this coffee. Please visit our online brew guides or email us anytime for tips on how to make the most of this coffee!


Green coffee certifications: Fairtrade

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Israel Hernández






1830m above sea level






June 2023





Tasting notes

Mandarin, lemon myrtle and bergamot

Roast style


Map showing location of Colombia Finca Buenos Aires Israel Hernández


Gesha varietal

An exceptionally high quality variety that has grown in popularity, Gesha is named after the town of Gesha in Ethiopia where the seeds originated.

The location

Coffee from Colombia

Colombia is one of the largest coffee producers in the world and benefits greatly from having one of the most unique and complex set of micro-climates of all coffee producing nations.

Farm processes

Washed process

Machines are used to remove the flesh from the coffee cherry before being fermented in water, washed again, and finally sun dried. This process tends to result in more distinct, cleaner flavours.

Coffee delivery: coffee in resealable bag and farm information card

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