Geisha Coffee Roaster
Elida Natural ASD (Panama)
|Roaster Location:||Orlando, Florida|
|Coffee Origin:||Boquete growing region, western Panama|
|Est. Price:||$14.74/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||May 2021|
Blind Assessment: Rich, deep, resoundingly lactic and pungent. Distinct dark chocolate, blue cheese, lily-like flowers, vanilla, pipe tobacco. Savory sweet structure; tangy acidity. Plush, velvety mouthfeel. The chocolate and blue cheese notes sustain in a surprisingly balanced, harmonic finish.
Notes: Produced by the Lamastus family of Elida Estate entirely of the Catuaí variety of Arabica and processed by the anaerobic slow-dry (ASD) natural method (whole fruit is fermented with limited oxygen and dried for over 60 days). Geisha Coffee Roaster is a Florida-based internet retailer offering a wide assortment of coffee from around the world. The company has family ties to coffee farms in Panama, including the farm that produced this coffee. However, the roaster name should not be confused with the Geisha or Gesha coffee variety, the particularly costly, distinguished variety of Arabica also associated with Panama. Visit www.geishacoffee.com or call 407-409-8704 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A dense and dessert-like coffee, sweet yet pungent, chocolate and cheese.
This review originally appeared in the May, 2021 tasting report: Fun With Ferment: Anaerobically Processed Coffees