Near the border of South Sudan, you find the wild, dense, and stunning forests of the Bench Maji Zone. Home to the radiant Gesha coffees. A coffee that astonishes coffee drinkers around the globe with sparkling clean acidity-rich profiles. The story of Gesha Village begins here.
Rachel Samuel and Adam Overton developed a passion for coffee while producing a documentary about Ethiopian coffee in 2007. They fell in love with Ethiopia, its people, and the coffee. Their path led them to Willem Boot, a coffee educator, and an authority in the field of Gesha coffees.
After intense training from Willem, Rachel and Adam returned to Bench Maji to search for the perfect spot for a coffee farm. After months of searching, they found a beautiful untouched piece of lush land; the future Gesha Village. Just a stone’s throw away from the birth grounds of the famous Panamanian Geisha. In 2011, Rachel and Adam finally revived the legend of the Ethiopian Gesha coffee.