Where Did Geisha Coffee Come From?
While it’s only as of late that Geisha coffee (a.k.a. Gesha coffee) has become the stuff of legends worldwide, its origins date all the way back to the 1930s. At which time, it could be found growing in the mountainous southwestern town of Geisha, Ethiopia. It’s from here that it made its way over to Panama, where it became something of a staple among farmers across the country. Hence why the resulting product is often referred to as Panama Geisha coffee beans, despite the fact that they don’t actually originate from Panama at all. Word quickly spread regarding the quality and general value of this extraordinary coffee, which resulted in new plantations also being set up in Costa Rica, Ethiopia and other countries.