|Roaster Location:||La Jolla, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Huehuetenango growing region, Guatemala.|
|Est. Price:||$25.00/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||October 2013|
Blind Assessment: Rich and engaging. Nut-toned chocolate, black cherry, fresh-cut cedar, rose-like flowers in aroma and cup. Crisp acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. The floral note in particular carries into a quiet, resonantly balanced finish.
Notes: A special auction lot from El Injerto, one of Guatemala’s most celebrated coffee farms, produced entirely from trees of the rare Ethiopia-derived botanical variety Gesha (also spelled Geisha). 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. Based in the San Diego area, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is a retailer and wholesaler focused on organic and socially responsible coffees; it was awarded the “2012 Roaster of the Year” title from Roast Magazine. Visit www.birdrockcoffee.com or call 858-551-1707 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: The Gesha aromatic fireworks in an unusually suave and balanced package.