Victrola Coffee Roasters
Colombia Valle del Cauca Cerro Azul Geisha AAA
Location: Seattle, Washington
Origin: Valle del Cauca growing region, Colombia.
Est. Price: $59.75/8 ounces
Review Date: August 2013
Erupts with exhilaratingly intense but delicate flowers and tropical fruit notes: pineapple in particular, mango, papaya. A crisp hint of roasted cacao nib grounds the profile. Gently balanced acidity; soft, plush mouthfeel. The finish is flavor-saturated and almost disconcertingly juicy.
This exceptional coffee was selected as the #8 coffee in the Coffee Review Top 30 Coffees of 2013. Produced from trees of the rare Ethiopia-derived botanical variety Gesha (also spelled Geisha). Gesha was planted on the Granja La Esperanza farms as part of a ten-year project to improve coffee quality and to introduce new botanical varietals to Colombia; Cerro Azul is one of those farms. With its generally elongated beans and distinctive floral and chocolate cup, the Gesha variety continues to distinguish itself as one of the world’s most unique coffees. Victrola is a small-batch, hands-on roaster with a passionate commitment to quality and distinctiveness. Visit www.victrolacoffee.com or call 206-624-1725 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Amazing coffee; a whole basket of fruit and a field of flowers. If you can handle the price go for it.