Paradise Roasters

Colombia Geisha

Location: Minneapolis, MInnesota

Origin: Huila, Colombia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $12.95/6 ounces

Review Date: December 2018

Agtron: 53/77

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Deep, richly sweet-savory. Black currant, fine musk, toffee, jasmine, celery seed in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory in structure with bright, juicy acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The flavor-saturated finish is equal parts sweet-leaning (black currant, toffee, jasmine) and savory (musk, celery seed).


Produced by Pedro Maria Zuñiga of Finca El Progresso entirely of the rare Ethiopia-derived botanical variety Geisha (also spelled Gesha). With its generally elongated beans and distinctive floral and crisp, often chocolaty cup, the Geisha variety continues to distinguish itself as one of the world’s most unique coffees. This is a wet-processed or “washed” version, meaning the fruit skin and pulp were removed from the beans immediately after harvesting and before drying. Paradise Roasters specializes in micro-lot Arabica and Robusta coffees from Asia and other emerging origins. The company prides itself on quality and freshness, craft-roasting coffees in small batches only after orders are placed. Visit www.paradiseroasters.com or call 763-433-0626 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A splendid Colombia Geisha: deep floral and fruit tones juxtaposed with underlying umami intrigue.

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