Bruce Lee, 2012 barista champion of Taiwan, visited Ninety Plus Gesha Estates and tasted gesha cherries which reminded him of the Lychee fruit that grows in his backyard. Bruce’s connection to Lychee inspired a portion of its name. The "cello" in the name, after the string instrument, was the second part of our inspiration. While considering the name of this coffee, we happened to be listening to the talented cellist Yo Yo Ma, and his precise and focused technique inspired us to the name Lycello (lay-chell’-o).
At one-hundred and eighty-two hectares (450 acres), Ninety Plus Gesha Estates is an expansive and ecologically integrated collection of distinct micro estates driving the understanding and sustainable cultivation of the heirloom Ethiopia Gesha coffee variety. Ninety Plus Gesha Estates continually improves and reinvents systems for boutique coffee production with a strong commitment to biodiversity. Nearly one-third of the property is protected as indigenous forest filled with springs, streams, and thousands of species of plants and animals including monkeys and the occasional jaguar. Drawing from cultivation and processing experience in Ethiopia and Panama, Ninety Plus Gesha Estates is a center for processing science and education for our international network of clients.
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