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Dragonfly Coffee Roasters

Camilina Geisha Auromar Natural

Location: Boulder, Colorado

Origin: Piedra Candela, Chiriqui Province, far western Panama

Roast: Light

Est. Price: $49.50/8 ounces

Review Date: June 2016

Agtron: 58/84

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Delicate, bright, sweetly tart. Honey, walnut, hibiscus, red currant, cinnamon in aroma and cup. Intense, fruity acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The crisp, resonant finish centers around tartly floral hibiscus, supported by bittersweet walnut notes with a hint of cinnamon-like spice.

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. Dragonfly Coffee is a Boulder, Colorado-based micro-roaster that produces high-quality coffees and supports worthy causes. Visit www.dragonflycoffeeroasters.com or call 303-579-2154 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A deeply engaging, complex yet balanced coffee with an impressive combination of finesse and power.

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