Noble Coffee Roasting
Duncan Estate Panamanian Gesha
|Roaster Location:||Ashland, Oregon|
|Coffee Origin:||Boquete growing region, western Panama|
|Est. Price:||$32.00/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||December 2016|
Blind Assessment: Delicate, high-toned, sweetly tart. Lemon verbena, toffee, pomegranate, dark chocolate, lavender in aroma and cup. Vibrantly tart acidity; very silky, smooth mouthfeel. The quietly expressive finish centers around crisp lemon verbena notes and hints of spicy lavender.
Notes: Certified organic. Produced by Richard Koyner of Duncan Estate exclusively from trees of the much-admired Gesha variety of Arabica. With its bold, boat-shaped beans and distinctive floral and crisply cacao-toned cup, the Gesha continues to be one of the world’s most sought-after coffees. Processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying). This coffee tied for the third-highest rating in a tasting of holiday coffees for Coffee Review‘s December 2016 tasting report. Based in southern Oregon, Noble Coffee is a wholesale and retail roasting company focused on quality, social responsibility and environmental consciousness. Visit www.noblecoffeeroasting.com or call 541-488-3288 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A very pretty citrus-toned Gesha, packaged for the holidays in a reusable glass jar. Organic to boot.
This review originally appeared in the December, 2016 tasting report: Holiday Gift Coffees 2016