Guatemala Acatenango Gesha
|Roaster Location:||Taichung City, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Sacatepequez growing region, central Guatemala|
|Est. Price:||TWD $700/100 grams|
|Review Date:||October 2012|
Blind Assessment: Sweet, delicate, honey-toned. Honey, molasses, night-blooming flowers, fresh-cut fir and an elegant, pistachio-like nut note in aroma and cup. Gently crisp acidity; light but very silky mouthfeel. Very clean, flavor-saturated finish slightly drying in the long.
Notes: Produced from trees of the rare Ethiopia-derived botanical variety Geisha (also spelled Gesha). With its generally elongated beans and distinctive floral and chocolate cup, the Geisha variety continues to distinguish itself as one of the world's most unique coffees. This Gesha was processed by the orthodox wet or washed method, in which both skin and fruit flesh are removed from the beans or seeds before they are dried. ChacolaTAY is a Taiwanese small-batch roaster aiming to maximize cup character of elite green coffees through flexible, precise artisan roasting. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those interested in sampling a delicately elegant but very distinctive variation on the great Gesha profile.