|Roaster Location:||Boulder, Colorado|
|Coffee Origin:||Tarrazu growing region, Costa Rica|
|Est. Price:||$45.00/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2018|
|Acidity /Structure :||9|
Blind Assessment: Rich, high-toned, sweetly herbaceous. Lemon verbena, roasted almond, black cherry, narcissus, black peppercorn in aroma and cup. Savory-sweet structure with high-toned, lively acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish leads with black cherry and narcissus in the short, with notes of almond and peppercorn in the long, and an undercurrent of lemon verbena throughout.
Notes: Produced at Hacienda Copey (Finca Don Antonio) from trees of the rare Ethiopia-derived botanical variety Geisha (also spelled Gesha) by the Lamastus family at Elida Estate. With its generally elongated beans and distinctive floral and crisp, often chocolaty cup, the Geisha/Gesha variety continues to distinguish itself as one of the world’s most unique coffees. Processed by the honey method, which means that the outer skin is removed as it is in the wet or “washed” process, but at least some of the sticky fruit residue is allowed to dry on the bean and later removed by machine along with the parchment skin. 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 complex, nuanced Costa Rica Geisha: sweetly herb-toned, deeply floral, with lift from notes of enlivening peppercorn.