Panama La Esmeralda Geisha by Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Review |
Roast: Medium Review Date: December 2006
Origin: Boquete growing region, western Panama Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Very sweet-toned, exquisitely balanced aroma with floral, candied lemon and sweet herb notes. In the cup intense, tartly sweet acidity and buoyant mouthfeel with white wine and continued sweet lemon notes. The barest hint of chocolate in the cup blooms with soft explicitness in the surprisingly sweet finish. The cup stiffens ever so slightly as it cools.

Notes: This very rare (and costly) coffee is the sixth in Green Mountain's "Special Reserve" series of select small lots of seasonally available coffees. Geisha refers to the botanical variety of tree, directly descended from Ethiopian stock, that produced this coffee and which doubtless accounts for its unusual, floral- and lemon-toned character, quite atypical for Latin American coffees. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters is one of the country's leading specialty roasters, offering a particularly wide-ranging variety of origins and roast styles. Visit or call 800-223-6768 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: As the world's most expensive classic coffee, this Esmeralda might make a tasteful and distinctive splurge gift for your favorite coffee snob.


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