|Roaster Location:||Yilan, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Nueva Suiza, Chiriquí, Panama|
|Est. Price:||NT $5,000/20 grams|
|Review Date:||November 2020|
Blind Assessment: Graceful, polished, exquisitely floral. Lavender, vanilla bean, bergamot, cocoa nib, lychee in aroma and cup. Delicate, vivid, multi-layered structure with elegantly sweet-tart acidity; very silky, buoyant mouthfeel. Elongated, richly floral, complex finish.
Notes: This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 1 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2020. The coffee won first place in the washed Geisha category of the 2020 Best of Panama green coffee competition and was subsequently sold at auction for a price that broke all previous records for a green coffee. Produced at Finca Sophia entirely from trees of the celebrated Geisha variety of Arabica. This is a wet-processed or “washed” version, meaning the fruit skin and pulp were removed from the beans immediately after harvesting and before drying. GK Coffee is a nano-roastery in Yilan, Taiwan that offers both retail and wholesale coffee. Only sold via email request. For more information, visit www.gkcoffee.com.tw or email [email protected]
The Bottom Line: This Best of Panama winner also won us over with its layers of floral tones (lavender, violet, jasmine, freesia) delicately ensconced in cocoa and tropical fruit notes, all complicated by a lightly bracing bittersweet citrus.