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Dragonfly Coffee Roasters

Gesha Village Estate Bench Maji Gesha G1

Location: Boulder, Colorado

Origin: Bench-Maji Zone, Southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $35.00/8 ounces

Review Date: May 2017

Agtron: 55/78

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Delicate, intensely sweet, floral-toned. Star jasmine, tangerine, roasted cacao nib, maple syrup, myrrh in aroma and cup. Lively, sweet-tart acidity; plush, satiny mouthfeel. The resonant finish carries through on the promise of the aroma with deep floral and bright citrus tones, both grounded by hints of cocoa.

Notes:

Produced from trees of the rare Ethiopia-derived botanical variety Gesha (also Geisha) by Adam and Rachel Overton. With its generally 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. Although the Gesha variety originated in Ethiopia, it was “discovered” by the coffee world in 2004 growing in Boquete, Panama, and Panama continues to dominate the expanding world of Gesha. This particular version, however, is the outcome of efforts to commercialize Gesha in the region from which it originally came. 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. Dragonfly Coffee is a Boulder, Colorado-based micro-roaster that produces high-quality coffees and supports worthy causes. Visit www.dragonflycoffeeroasters.com or call 303-579-2154 for more information.

The Bottom Line: An elegant washed Gesha from Ethiopia: juicy, delicately intense, flower-driven.