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Temple Coffee and Tea

Panama Finca Las Brujas Geisha Natural

Location: Sacramento, California

Origin: Boquete growing region, western Panama

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $50.00/8 ounces

Review Date: November 2016

Agtron: 57/80

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 10

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Sweet, crisp, deeply floral. Wisteria, dried mango, blood orange, almond butter, clove in aroma and cup. Bright, juicy-tart acidity; silky-smooth mouthfeel. The crisp, clean, deeply flavor-saturated finish is sustained and resonant.

Notes:

This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 15 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2016.  Produced from trees of the rare Ethiopia-derived botanical variety Gesha (also Geisha) by Richard Koyner of Finca Las Brujas. 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. Temple Coffee is a quality-focused retail and wholesale specialty roaster active in Sacramento, California since 2005. Committed to sourcing, roasting and brewing the finest coffees, Temple features coffee from distinguished single estates and cooperatives around the world. Visit www.templecoffee.com or call 916-454-1282 for more information.

The Bottom Line: An impeccable natural-processed Gesha: sweetly tart, complete in structure, with levitating fruit and flower notes and a seemingly infinite finish.