About Ninety Plus Gesha Estates
The Ninety Plus are where the essence of the Ninety Plus brand experience lives. Located on the western slopes of Batu volcano, these are the first and only places in the world where heirloom Ethiopian varieties of coffee are grown under full forest canopy at the scale. Like massive ecological parks with coffee growing as part of the forest community, these pristine playgrounds include trail networks which connect experiential moments ranging from waterfalls and pre-Columbian petroglyphs to giant trees, volcano views, and jaguar bathing pools.
The Ninety Plus Gesha Estates were designed with inspiration drawn from coffee growing wild in its natural habitat in Ethiopia. The Gesha variety, along with all heirloom coffee varieties, comes from the understory of wild forests in Ethiopia. These heirloom varieties of coffee live very long lives- up to 100 years or more – and produce relatively small amounts of intensely aromatic coffee. Founder Joseph Brodsky had an opportunity in 2009 to acquire this large property and had a vision of reforesting its historic cattle farming lands with native tree species while planting the shade-loving Ethiopian Gesha coffee beneath the canopy. With its first significant production in 2014, coffee from Ninety Plus Gesha Estates was used to win the first of 5 world Brewers Cup Championship in 6 years.
Ninety Plus Gesha Estates Proves that coffee can be Utilized to reforest and sustain tropical lands while producing the highest valued coffees in the world