92 | El Arrayan – Gesha

Producer
Jhon Valencia
Description
Delicate, floral, lemongrass, green tea
Process
Washed
Varietals
Gesha
Region
Antioquia
Elevation
2,100 meters
Position
Under contract
Warehouse
Continental, New Jersey
One of Finca El Arrayan’s greatest assets is it’s location – high altitude, volcanic soil, ideal microclimate. Unfortunately, the farm’s greatest weakness is also it’s location – previously a FARC stronghold, Ituango is now caught in the post-conflict crosshairs. While the peace treaty brought an agreement between the government and FARC, it has opened the door for new armed groups to move in, each vying for a slice of the illicit enterprise left behind. People now live with a bag packed, ready to leave on short notice, and there have already been a few displacements in the last two years.
 
On a more positive note, Jhon remains dedicated to his coffee and we are very excited to be offering his Gesha varietal. We’ve been working with him since he started these trees in his nursery and patiently waited for them to mature. Despite the uncertainty and challenges, Jhon remains committed to producing great coffee and we are proud to share it with you.