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PT's Coffee Roasting Co.

Panama Auromar Geisha Natural Peaberry

Location: Topeka, Kansas

Origin: Boquete growing region, western Panama

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $40.00/8 ounces

Review Date: December 2015

Agtron: 53/70

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 10

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Delicately sweet and exotically spicy. Tea rose, cocoa nib, cedar, frankincense, much more in aroma and cup. Dynamic and expansive acidity; satiny mouthfeel. Rich, resonant finish infused with musky floral notes far into the long.

Notes:

This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 11 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2015.With its bold, boat-shaped beans and distinctive floral and crisply cacao-toned cup, the Gesha (also Geisha) variety of Arabica continues to produce some 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. This sample also consists entirely of peaberries, a kind of bean that results when the coffee fruit develops only a single, oval bean rather than the usual pair of flat-sided beans. Peaberries produce a somewhat different (often better) cup than normal beans from the same crop, from which they may or may not be separated during grading. Roasted at PT’s Coffee, where the motto is “without the love, it’s just coffee.” Visit www.ptscoffee.com or call 888-678-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who value a richly composed, lyrically expressive, classic Gesha cup.


This review originally appeared in the December, 2015 tasting report: Holiday Coffees 2015