Ethiopia Bench Maji Natural Gesha
|Roaster Location:||Taoyuan, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Bench-Maji Zone, Southern Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||NT $550/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||December 2021|
Blind Assessment: Rich, intensely sweet, floral-toned. Lilac, tangerine, cocoa nib, apricot, myrrh in aroma and cup. Lively, sweet-tart structure with bright acidity; plush, syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. The resonant finish centers around juicy citrus and lilac tones, grounded by cocoa nib.
Notes: Produced from trees of the rare Ethiopia-derived botanical variety Gesha (also Geisha) by Adam and Rachel Overton. Although the Gesha variety originated in Ethiopia, it was “discovered” by the coffee world in 2004 growing in Boquete, Panama, and Panama continues to dominate the expanding world of Gesha. This particular version, however, is the outcome of efforts to commercialize Gesha in the region from which it originally came. Processed by the natural method (dried in the whole fruit). Verytime is a specialty nano- roaster based in Taoyuan, Taiwan. Visit https://www.facebook.com/verytime7 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A complex, multi-layered natural-processed Gesha from Ethiopia: juicy, floral, cocoa-toned, balanced.