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PT's Coffee Roasting

Blue Label La Esmeralda Porton Pascua Gesha

Location: Topeka, Kansas

Origin: Boquete growing region, western Panama

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $60.00/8 ounces

Review Date: December 2017

Agtron: 53/85

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Richly sweet, crisply complex, spice-toned. Lilac, bergamot, white peach, caramelized walnut, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Delicate, sweetly tart, juicy in structure; crisp, satiny mouthfeel. The quietly resonant finish is flavor-saturated: stonefruit and bergamot carry the short and sandalwood-nuanced lilac notes resurface in the long.

Notes:

Coffee from trees of the botanical variety Gesha (also Geisha) grown on Price Peterson’s Hacienda La Esmeralda in Panama first introduced this extraordinary variety of Arabica to the world. With its bold, boat-shaped beans and distinctive floral and crisply cacao-toned cup, the Gesha continues to be one of the world’s most sought-after coffees, and the Esmeralda versions remain among the most authentic. This is a wet-processed or “washed” version, meaning the fruit skin and pulp were removed from the beans immediately after harvesting and before drying. Roasted at PT’s Coffee, where the motto is “without the love, it’s just coffee.” Visit www.ptscoffee.com or call 888-678-5282 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A symphonic Gesha cup: high-toned fruit and flowers are supported by spice and aromatic wood.

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