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Mudhouse Coffee Roasters

Mora Negra Geisha Hartmann Farm

Location: Charlottesville, Virginia

Origin: Chiriqui Province, far western Panama

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $29.00/8 ounces

Review Date: December 2016

Agtron: 56/78

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Deeply rich, intricately composed. Raspberry jam, peppermint, lilac, fine musk, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Gentle, sweet acidity; plush, satiny mouthfeel. The delicate but resonant finish is redolent of cocoa-toned peppermint, richly drying and invitingly sweet.

Notes:

Produced from trees of the rare Ethiopia-derived botanical variety Gesha (also Geisha) by the Hartmann family. 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. This is a dry-processed or “natural” 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. Mudhouse Coffee Roasters, Roast Magazine’s 2017 Micro-Roaster of the Year, is a small, quality-focused roaster in Charlottesville, Virginia that specializes in “super-specialty” coffees. This focus, along with their commitment to environmentally and socially sustainable coffee production, is what led them to planting a coffee farm in Boquete, Panama along with partners Willem Boot and Kelly Hartmann. Visit www.mudhouse.com for more information.

The Bottom Line: An elegant natural-processed rendition of the classic Gesha cup, with notes of floral-toned musk and cocoa revealed in complex layers.