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Amavida Coffee and Tea

Ninety Plus Estate Panama Gesha Lycello

Location: Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

Origin: Chiriqui Province, Panama

Roast: Light

Est. Price: $29.95/3.4 ounces

Review Date: May 2017

Agtron: 60/84

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Delicate yet richly complex, deeply sweet. Maple syrup, tangerine, jasmine, frankincense, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Crisp, sweetly tart acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The round, resonant finish consolidates to notes of tangerine and cacao.

Notes:

Produced from trees of the rare Ethiopia-derived botanical variety Gesha (also spelled Geisha). With its elegantly elongated beans and distinctive floral and crisp, often chocolaty, cup the Gesha variety continues to distinguish itself as one of the world’s unique coffees. This Gesha, produced in tiny lots, is a wet-processed or “washed” coffee, meaning the fruit skin and pulp were removed from the beans immediately after harvesting and before drying. The company name Amavida combines the Spanish words for love and life, reflecting Amavida’s multifaceted commitment to fairness and fine coffee. For further information visit www.amavida.com or call 850-213-1965.

The Bottom Line: A big-bodied, high-toned, crisply sweet Panama Gesha that resonates with citrus and cocoa notes throughout.