Acacia Hills Geisha, Tanzania
Elephants, giraffes, hippos, buffalo, zebras, wildebeest, rhinos, lions, leopards, cheetah and hyenas are all found here — to name just a few! Acacia Hills Estate has been in existence for over 50 years, but it was only six years ago that Mark Stell from Portland Roasting Company and Leon and Aideen Christianakis (local Tanzanian coffee farmers) decided to purchase and re-invigorate the Estate with a new ‘speciality’ approach. Now things like variety, processing, soil analysis, and more matter and are taken into account over the whole growing process.
What had become an old, disused farm is now thriving and green and is finally producing the abundant crops of beautiful coffee which they always knew this region was capable of. It’s a real testament to their hard work and effort — and also their passionate belief that they could make their little place on the top of the ridge into something special. The farm currently harvests Bourbon and Kent varieties and more recently, Geisha, Pacamara and Castillo.
Couple the inherently complex nature of the Gesha varietal with Honey processing and you have a recipe for stunning complexity, elegance and sweetness. This cup has notes of bergamot tea, the sweetness of red dates with a sweet orange acidity.
Bergamot Tea, Red Dates and Mandarin Orange
|Producer||Leon & Aideen Christianakis|