Batista Natural Geisha
|Roaster Location:||Kaohsiung City, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Volcan growing region, western Panama.|
|Est. Price:||NT $1900/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||October 2013|
Crisp but lush, delicately intense. Honey, complex flowers, roasted cacao nib, butter, ripe orange in aroma and cup. Sweetly brisk, floral-toned acidity; lightly syrupy, gently drying mouthfeel. The finish is dry but long, sweet-toned and deeply flavor-saturated.
Produced from trees of the rare Ethiopia-derived botanical variety Gesha (also spelled Geisha) at Finca Santa Teresa. 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. Gavagai is a Taiwanese one-location, in-store roaster specializing in siphon-brewed single-origin coffees and single-origin espressos.
Who Should Drink It
Those who spend large sums of money for exceptional teas may find particular value in this crisp, subtly balanced but extravagantly aromatic Gesha.
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This review originally appeared in the October, 2013 tasting report: Single-Lot, Single-Variety Excitement