Guatemala Acatenango Gesha
|Roaster Location:||Billings, Montana.|
|Coffee Origin:||Acatenango growing region, Guatemala.|
|Est. Price:||$22.00/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2014|
Blind Assessment: Delicately brisk yet lushly complex. Lavender and violet, peach, tangerine, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Brisk though juicy acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor saturates a crisp, resonant finish.
Notes: Produced 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. Acatenango is the name of a coffee-growing municipality as well as a famous volcano overlooking the Antigua Valley of Guatemala. Revel Coffee is a micro-roaster located in Billings, Montana. Its motto: “Quality is paramount – a difference you can revel in.” Visit www.revelcoffee.com or call 406-534-9621 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: A fine variation on the great Gesha fruit, flower and cacao complex, supported by a structure simultaneously crisp and syrupy.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2014 tasting report: Geshas and the Rest: Single-Variety, Single-Lot Coffees