|Roaster Location:||San Diego, California|
|Coffee Origin:||La Argentina, Huila Department, Colombia|
|Est. Price:||$95.00/4 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2021|
Blind Assessment: Delicately fruit-forward, suave, intricate. Pluot, cocoa nib, Meyer lemon zest, star jasmine, pistachio in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with elegantly bright acidity; silky, vibrant mouthfeel. Long, resonant, flavor-saturated finish.
Notes: This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 8 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2021. Produced by Anibal Burbano of Finca La Siria entirely of the celebrated Geisha (also spelled Gesha) variety of Arabica, and processed by the washed method (fruit skin and flesh are removed from the beans before they are dried). Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is a retailer and wholesaler focused on organic and socially responsible coffees; it was awarded the “2012 Micro-Roaster of the Year” title by Roast Magazine. Visit www.birdrockcoffee.com or call 858-551-1707 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A lyrically fruit-toned washed Geisha with intricate balance and deep, intriguing complexity.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2021 tasting report: Our Love Affair with Geisha — It’s Not Just a Panama Thing Anymore