|Roaster Location:||Branford, Connecticut|
|Coffee Origin:||Lourdes de Naranjo, West Valley, Costa Rica|
|Est. Price:||$49.99/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2021|
Blind Assessment: Richly aromatic, floral-toned. Orange blossom, baking chocolate, vanilla bean, apricot, the scent of oak forest in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet structure with floral acidity; very smooth, full mouthfeel. The chocolaty finish is supported by notes of orange blossom and vanilla bean.
Notes: Produced by Francisco A. Mena at Sumava de Lourdes Farm entirely of the 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). Willoughby’s Coffee & Tea is a pioneer specialty coffee roaster established in the early 1980s that has gracefully and successfully moved with the times and now offers a menu of extremely refined small-lot, single-origin coffees. Visit www.willoughbyscoffee.com or call 800-388-8400 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A deeply aromatic washed Costa Rica Geisha with the lavish florals this variety is known for, supported by bright fruit and sweet chocolate.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2021 tasting report: Our Love Affair with Geisha — It’s Not Just a Panama Thing Anymore