Coffee varietals: Gesha varietal

Descendent varietals: Yellow Gesha

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 varietal was first recorded in germplasm records with the spelling “Geisha,” and coffee researchers and germplasm banks have mostly maintained that spelling over many decades, leading to that being promoted and used first in the coffee industry.

The coffee was originally collected in Ethiopia in a region close to a mountain whose name is most commonly rendered in English as Gesha. Consequently, many in the coffee industry have preferred to rescue that spelling.

Source: World Coffee Research

Coffees featuring Gesha (and descendents)

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