Coffee Review - Perci Red Panama Gesha by Barrington Coffee
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Roast: Medium Review Date: December 2012
Origin: Silla Del Pando, Volcan, Panama. Price: $75.95/16 ounces
 

Blind Assessment: This extraordinary coffee almost defies description with its aromatic complexity while retaining a classic clarity of structure. The fruit notes suggest in particular tartly sweet tropical fruit like guava, passion fruit or fresh lychee. The floral notes are almost as complex, provoking associations ranging from bitter lavender to lush honeysuckle. Additional complications include a lightly fermented brandy note and crisp roasted cocoa nib. The acidity is rich and juicy, the mouthfeel syrupy yet buoyantly lively. The finish is long and deeply flavor-saturated.

Notes: Produced from trees of the rare Ethiopia-derived botanical variety Gesha (also spelled Geisha). With its elegantly elongated beans and distinctive floral and crisp, often chocolaty cup, the Gesha variety continues to distinguish itself as one of the world's most unique coffees. This is a dry-processed or "natural" version of the Gesha, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or "washed" coffees. This particular Gesha is produced on the Ninety Plus Gesha Estates. Barrington Coffee is an artisan roaster dedicated to elite coffees, fresh delivery and roasting that foregrounds the coffee and not the roast. Visit www.barringtoncoffee.com or call 800-528-0998 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Anyone who can afford it. An amazing coffee.

AROMA:10
ACIDITY:9
BODY:9
FLAVOR:10
AFTERTASTE:9
AGTRON:52/67

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