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Temple Coffee and Tea

Panama Los Lajones Bambu Geisha

Location: Sacramento, California

Origin: Boquete growing region, western Panama

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $60.00/8 ounces

Review Date: December 2013

Agtron: 57/78

Aroma: 10

Acidity: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 10

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Immense, intricate. Honey, roasted cacao nib, orchid-like flowers, layers of fruit (banana, mango, mandarin), pungent sandalwood in aroma and cup. Crisply juicy, nuanced acidity; lively, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Fruit, flowers and cacao linger far into a richly drying finish.

Notes:

Reviewed in December of 2013, this exceptional coffee was selected as the #5 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2014. Produced from trees of the rare Ethiopia-derived botanical variety Gesha (also spelled Geisha). With its generally elongated beans and distinctive floral, fruit and crisp, often chocolaty cup, the Gesha variety continues to distinguish itself as one of the world’s rarest and 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.

Who Should Drink It: Anyone who can afford this soaringly complex yet perfectly structured cup. Brew this precious coffee carefully.