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Bird Rock Coffee Roasters

Panama La Esmeralda Bosque Lot 1 Gesha

Location: San Diego, California

Origin: Boquete growing region, western Panama

Roast: Light

Est. Price: $48.00/8 ounces

Review Date: November 2015

Agtron: 64/85

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Delicate, crisply sweet, honey-rounded. Plum blossom, apple, lemon verbena and pistachio in aroma and cup. Juicy, balanced and seductive acidity; lightly satiny mouthfeel. Lemon verbena saturates the crisply dry finish.

Notes:

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 wet-processed or “washed” version, meaning the fruit skin and pulp were removed from the beans immediately after harvesting and before drying.

Based in the San Diego area, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is a retailer and wholesaler focused on organic and socially responsible coffees; it was awarded the “2012 Micro Roaster of the Year” title from Roast Magazine. Visit www.birdrockcoffee.com or call 858-551-1707 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who value a complex, multi-layered expression of the great Gesha profile.