|Roaster Location:||Topeka, Kansas|
|Coffee Origin:||Boquete growing region, western Panama.|
|Est. Price:||$40.00/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||December 2014|
Blind Assessment: Intense, juicy, massively complex. Honey, mango, grapefruit, bakers’ chocolate, tea rose, much more in aroma and cup. Big, sweetly tart acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. In the finish flavor consolidates but rings on, gentle, layered, resonant.
Notes: Produced from trees of the rare Ethiopia-derived botanical variety Gesha (also Geisha) by farmer Roberto Brenes of Auromar Estate. 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. A wet-processed version of the Ironman Gesha took first prize at the prestigious 2013 Best of Panama juried green coffee competition. 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 : This great dried-in-the-fruit Gesha displays solid, flawless structure and stunningly intricate aromatics. Particularly engaging is the way the lush fruit works against spicier and drier notes like the unsweetened chocolate and tea rose.
This review originally appeared in the December, 2014 tasting report: Holiday Gift Coffees: Blends and Beyond