Bolivia Finca Takesi Geisha

Bolivia Finca Takesi Geisha

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Mariana Iturralde
Finca Takesi



1800 m

September-November 2021

Key Lime | Floral | Toffee

The Iturralde family says its Finca Takesi in Bolivia is the world’s highest-elevation coffee farm, and we aren’t inclined to argue with them.

Don Carlos Iturralde and his family saw opportunity in an isolated region of the Bolivian Andes where others had not. None of their neighbors had planted coffee, and conventional wisdom suggested much of the farm was simply too high and too cold for coffee to thrive there. That didn’t stop Don Carlos and crew, who forged ahead anyway with a few hearty investors who shared their vision of creating a world-class coffee farm in the shadow of a snow-capped Andean volcano.

The farm’s extraordinary elevation seems to intensify the flavors of all its coffees, amplifying the tantalizing floral aromatics and tropical fruit flavors that are the hallmarks of the Geisha cultivar. The long list of tasting notes generated by our Quality Control team reveals an extraordinary combination of delicate floral notes (floral, jasmine, hibiscus), fruit flavors (blackberry, black currant, black grape, honeydew, nectartine, lime, pineapple), and relentless sweetness (blackstrap molasses, turbinado sugar, honey).

We lost Don Carlos in 2021, but he left the farm in the able hands of his daughter Mariana and left us all a lasting gift in the annual harvest of Finca Takesi Geisha. It won’t be around for long, and you can’t find it anywhere else in the United States.

—Michael Sheridan
Director of Sourcing and Shared Value
Green Coffee Buyer for Bolivia