Cafe de Impression
Colombia La Esperanza Cerro Azul Geisha
|Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
|Valle del Cauca growing region, Colombia.
|NT $1500/8 ounces
Brisk, original, complex. Light roasting emphasizes lavender floral notes, tartly sweet guava-like fruit, orange, and fresh raw sugar in aroma and cup. Delicate, smoothly bright acidity; soft, silky mouthfeel. Flavor maintains a gentle persistence in the sweet but drying finish.
Produced from trees of the rare Ethiopia-derived botanical variety Geisha (more properly spelled Gesha). 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. Located in Southern Taiwan, Café de Impression is a micro-roastery owned by Jeff Chang, who also specializes in importing green coffee into Taiwan. Café de Impression’s coffees are available exclusively online. Visit
Who Should Drink It
A very skillful light roasting emphasizes the great natural sweetness and the orchard-like freshness of the fruit and floral notes in this memorable rendition of the great Gesha profile.
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This review originally appeared in the June, 2012 tasting report: Coffees of Taiwan