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Noble Coffee Roasting

Duncan Estate Panamanian Gesha

Location: Ashland, Oregon

Origin: Boquete growing region, western Panama

Roast: Light

Est. Price: $32.00/8 ounces

Review Date: December 2016

Agtron: 66/82

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Delicate, high-toned, sweetly tart. Lemon verbena, toffee, pomegranate, dark chocolate, lavender in aroma and cup. Vibrantly tart acidity; very silky, smooth mouthfeel. The quietly expressive finish centers around crisp lemon verbena notes and hints of spicy lavender.

Notes:

Certified organic. Produced by Richard Koyner of Duncan Estate exclusively from trees of the much-admired Gesha variety of Arabica. 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. Processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying). This coffee tied for the third-highest rating in a tasting of holiday coffees for Coffee Review‘s December 2016 tasting report. Based in southern Oregon, Noble Coffee is a wholesale and retail roasting company focused on quality, social responsibility and environmental consciousness. Visit www.noblecoffeeroasting.com or call 541-488-3288 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A very pretty citrus-toned Gesha, packaged for the holidays in a reusable glass jar. Organic to boot.


This review originally appeared in the December, 2016 tasting report: Holiday Gift Coffees 2016

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