Willoughby's Coffee & Tea

Mama Cata Geisha Washed

Location: Branford, Connecticut

Origin: Alto Quiel, Boquete growing region, western Panama

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $54.00/12 ounces

Review Date: December 2018

Agtron: 56/84

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Crisp yet very sweet, delicately intricate. Lavender, lemon zest, apple, walnut, fresh pipe tobacco in aroma and cup. In structure massively sweet, gently tart; light, velvety, lively mouthfeel. Apple, lemon and fresh tobacco notes saturate a quiet, lightly drying finish.


Produced from old trees of the rare Ethiopia-derived botanical variety Geisha (also spelled Gesha) grown by farmer Jose David Garrido on the Mama Cata Estate. With its 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 version was processed by the traditional wet or “washed” method, in which skin and fruit flesh are removed from the beans or seeds before they are dried. Willoughby’s Coffee & Tea is a pioneer specialty coffee roaster established in the early 1980s that has gracefully and successfully moved with the times and now offers a menu of extremely refined small-lot, single-origin coffees. Visit www.willoughbyscoffee.com or call 800-388-8400 for more information.

The Bottom Line: Delicate yet extravagant rendition of the great Geisha profile.

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