[Gold Label] Guatemala Santa Clara Malawi Gesha Washed

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Elegant and transparent, with white blossom florals, crisp stone fruit acidity and a tea-like body. Sugarcane, apricot, white grape and vanilla.

Gesha seeds were originally collected from coffee forests in Ethiopia in the 1930s. These seeds were studied at the Tanzania Coffee Research Institute and later at Costa Rica's Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE). The institutes recognized the variety's resistance to coffee leaf rust. However, due to the tree's brittle branches, it was not propagated extensively. In the 1960s, Francisco "Pachi" Serracin distributed the variety to farmers in Panama, where it was grown at high elevations in the Boquete region without attracting much attention. It wasn't until the Peterson family, in Boquete's Hacienda La Esmeralda, noticed some Gesha trees that had not been affected by a recent bout of leaf rust on a newly acquired plot of land and decided to separate them. The lot produced by these trees won the Best of Panama competition in 2004, as its delicate, floral aroma and distinct flavour profile pushed the boundaries of what coffee could taste like.

Ricardo first had the opportunity to cup Gesha in 2008 with Anacafe and was blown away. He was determined to try this variety on his farm and sourced some Malawi Gesha from a friend. The seeds were old, so it was a challenge to make them germinate to build a nursery. Only 15 out of 500 plants survived. These 15 plants are the mothers of all the Malawi Gesha trees that are currently planted on the farm. These trees occupy 3 hectares of land at the very highest parts of the farm, 1,750 - 1,850 meters above sea level. At this elevation, the plants thrive and are often the first to ripen.


A. We do our production roasting on every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (except public holidays), and roasted coffees are stored in the warehouse for a few days for the dispatch of orders. 

B. All the coffees are sent from the stock(warehouse) unless it requires a specific roasting date. Thus, the coffees you will receive will be between 2 and 7 days after the roasting. 

C. If a specific roasting date is requested, it might take a little longer (1-2 days) to get delivered.

D. All orders are dispatched on the next day (except public holidays). 

Returns are only accepted with prior approval from Normcore Coffee where a return authority number will be issued and must be with 14 days of invoice as this coffee is a fresh product. A 15% restocking fee applies and the item must be unused and the packaging in new condition.

Coffee Beans: should be undamaged, the bag should not be opened, should be stored as whole bean condition(ground bean is not accepted).

Equipment: should be undamaged, the package should not be opened.Normcore Coffee will also accept returns in accordance with New South Wales and Australian law. 


We have free shipping for all purchases over $50. Any orders under $50 will be charged $9.5 for regular shipping by Australia Post. This usually takes 3-5 business days(NSW), and the other states might take longer than this, depending on the demands at the Australia Post.

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We roast our single-origin coffees as lightly as possible. It's often lighter than the standard light-roast profile (Our development time ratio is 8-10%, while a typical light roast's ratio is around 13-16%).

Regardless of its origin, varietal or process, our approach is to maximise the flavour profile of the coffee by minimising flavours caused by roasting. Our single-origin coffees have a delightful silky texture and well-balanced taste, despite being lightly roasted.

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