A complex cup with flavor notes more in common with an Ethiopian coffee than a Costa Rican one. Meyer Lemon, Jasmine, Toasted coconut. Lively acidity brings the citrus notes to the forfront. The coffee finishes with a caramel-like sweetness.
Gonzalo Hernandez likes to brag that he’s amassed the world’s largest private collection of coffees trees: more than two hundred species, botanical varieties, mutations and cultivars that grow on his exotic Costa Rican “coffee garden”, Coffea Diversa. His collection includes some of the rarest in the world -- coffees many have neither heard of nor tasted.
Of each variety Gonzalo has only a few trees, and his coffees are sold in small 10 kilogram bags to knowledgeable roasters and friends around the world, first come, first serve. We first visited Coffea diversa and met Gonzalo 10 years ago, and we’ve been looking forward to sharing these ever since.
While there are hundreds of varieties that have been collected from coffee's homeland in the mountains of Ethiopia, only a handful of these have ever been commercially cultivated. Only the Geisha and Java varieties are currently planted in any significant scale. Many others exist and Coffea Diversa has a collection of dozens not being grown anywhere else.
Ghimbi is a wild Ethiopian variety collected from near the village of Ghimbi in Southwest of Ethiopia in the Oromia region. It is a tall stature plant with wide spacing between the branches and nodes, which results in a low producing plant. Young leaves are reddish in color.
Freshly Roasted to Order
Costa Rica Coffea Diversa Ghimbi Honeywill be roasted to order & shipped fresh. All shipping is USPS.