Geisha Coffee BeansThe coffee was first cultivated by an Ethiopian farmer named Asmara Gaye. While hiking through the forest looking for natural herbs and plants, Gaye stumbled upon some coffee trees that had branches that were much longer than those of other coffee plants. Gaye dug up branches from these exceptional-looking plants to take back with him to his farm. The first attempt at harvesting beans proved nearly disastrous; they were over-fermented and quite bitter. However, Gaye persevered with his discovery. Soon, he fell in love with the new coffee species and began an intentional cultivation program. He distributed plants to growers he had met on his journeys around Ethiopia, many of whom were members of the Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union . After successful propagation throughout Ethiopia, Gesha coffee seeds were exported to Jamaica in 1967.

In 1997, Geisha coffee won the Golden Cup at the Coupe du Monde de la Cafe in Paris , France . The coffee has been since been heralded as a “lost treasure rediscovered.” The coffee’s floral taste and rich aroma have been attributed to its original birthplace in Gesha, Ethiopia.

Grown primarily in Central America, Geisha coffees are typically very light-bodied and full of essential oils. This leads to a strong floral taste with sweet, winey overtones. These coffees are prized for their complex flavor profiles that resemble fruits or flowers like jasmine or lavender rather than traditional spices like cinnamon or pepper.

Gesha coffee trees are highly susceptible to blossom-end rot, a condition that causes the fruit to decay before reaching maturity. It is important to monitor moisture levels during all stages of growth in order to prevent this problem from occurring.

Gesha coffee trees are also vulnerable to temperature changes. If temperatures drop below 59 degrees Fahrenheit, the plant may enter dormancy.


How Does Geisha Coffee Work?

Panama Geisha coffee, a caffeine infused coffee, has been a sensation all across the world. This drink can help you focus and concentrate on more important tasks as well as enhance your mood.

Geisha Coffee works by stimulating your blood vessels with caffeine to increase circulation of blood throughout the body. The coffee also contains serotonin which is responsible for regulating moods.
The drink is meant to be used on an empty stomach when you are trying to focus or concentrate on something else in order to avoid the effect of the caffeine.

Geisha Coffee Review – All the Pros and Cons

Geisha coffee is a type of coffee that originated in Japan. The name comes from the Japanese word for ‘geishas’, which are traditionally associated with serving coffee to men. Geisha Coffee is made of medium-roast beans, which are only roasted for an hour.


  • Geisha Coffee is known to be one of the best coffees available in the world.
  • It comes in various flavors like caramel, cinnamon, chocolate hazelnut, vanilla and honey nut.


  • Some people believe that Geisha Coffee does not taste as good as other types of coffees because it cannot be diluted with milk or sugar like other coffees can.
  • The cost of Geisha Coffee can also be quite high, which is $30- to $200-per- pound range.

The Best Way to Enjoy Geisha Coffee – Step by Step Guide to Make Delicious Espresso & More from

Geisha Beans

Geisha beans are used in making the best espresso. Panama Geisha coffee is a blend of Arabica exotic coffee beans, which are roasted slightly darker than normal. The beans of this expensive coffee are then ground to produce a gourmet blend that excites your senses and wakes you up in the morning.

The Geisha espresso machine is designed to be able to extract more flavors from the Geisha beans because it uses two filters, rather than one. These two filters allow for more complex aromas and deeper layers of flavor to come out in your coffee.

What makes Geisha unique?

The difference between Geisha and other coffees is its floral notes, hints of lemon and chocolate that come out when you brew. It’s one of the three traditional classifications that come from Ethiopia (the other two are Harrar and Yirgacheffe). It’s known for being particularly sweet – which made it popular in Japan where they like sweeter coffees. There were so many Japanese buyers at origin buying up all the stock that locals referred to it as “Geisha coffee” after the name given to the young Japanese girls who would go to the coffee farms to entertain the male workers.

How does Verve’s Geisha Coffee differ from others?

What we’ve been able to do at Verve in Santa Cruz is become one of the only roasters to roast our own Geisha, which is exciting because it means that when people buy our version they’re getting a fresher product. We are also constantly rotating what we offer seasonally – so there’s always something new, fresh and exciting to try. This makes us different from most other places where you’ll typically see “Geisha” on their menu all year round.

What roast level works best for Geisha?

We like taking it just into second crack (so about 350 degrees) – we want the sugars to caramelize and you really get all of the floral and citrus notes.

What brew method works best with Geisha?

Being a big fan of a pour-over with Geisha. It’s a very delicate cup, so if you use too much water or over extract it can be bitter – but when you do it right its one of my favorite cups in the world. An espresso also works really well.

What’s the Panama Geisha harvest season?

If we’re talking about the original Ethiopian version, it generally runs from August to March. However, there are always stories about how its grown in other countries and brought to market – so its constantly changing and becoming more readily available year-round. The Costa Rican version we offer is a bit more stable and consistent though – we get that all year round and roast it accordingly.

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