Tony's Coffees & Teas

Colombia Cerro Azul Geisha

Location: Bellingham, Washington

Origin: Valle del Cauca growing region, Colombia.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $20.00/150 grams

Review Date: April 2014

Agtron: 52/63

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Intense yet delicate; crisp, graceful. A tightly layered, utterly pleasing fusion of lavender-like flowers, roasted cacao nib and a hint of blood orange carries with clarity and consistency from aroma through finish. Lyrical, animated acidity; light but silky, lively mouthfeel. The finish never seems to stop; the floral-cacao-citrus notes ring on and on.


This exceptional coffee was selected as the #25 coffee in the Coffee Review Top 30 Coffees of 2014.  Produced from trees of the rare Ethiopia-derived botanical variety Gesha (also spelled Geisha). Gesha was planted on the Granja La Esperanza farms as part of a ten-year project to improve coffee quality and to introduce new botanical varietals to Colombia; Cerro Azul is one of those farms. With its generally elongated beans and distinctive floral and chocolate cup, the Gesha variety continues to distinguish itself as one of the world’s most unique coffees. Tony’s Coffee has been roasting in Bellingham, Washington since 1971. Visit www.tonyscoffee.com or call 800-448-8804 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: If a coffee ever merited the term elegant, this one does. Delicately but perfectly structured, with an amazingly consistent and original aroma-flavor complex.

This review originally appeared in the April, 2014 tasting report: Colombia on the Rebound

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