Marsella Gesha #108 (Innovation Series)
|Roaster Location:||McMinnville, Oregon|
|Coffee Origin:||Risaralda, Colombia|
|Est. Price:||$21.00/113 grams|
|Review Date:||September 2021|
Blind Assessment: Delicately sweet-tart, fruit-driven. Lychee, raspberry, cocoa nib, honeysuckle, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with bright, juicy acidity; crisp, satiny mouthfeel. Finish consolidates to notes of honeysuckle and cocoa nib.
Notes: Produced entirely of the Gesha (also spelled Geisha) variety of Arabica and processed in the whole fruit by a complex sequence of fermentations including natural carbonic maceration (whole fruit is fermented in sealed tanks of CO2), before slow sun-drying. Mikava Coffee was founded in 2013 by the father-son team of Paul and Kevin Doyle, who specialize in experimental processing methods designed to bring out the complexity, sweetness and florality in coffee fruit. For more information, visit www.mikava.coffee.
The Bottom Line: A balanced, harmonious, subtly original Colombia Gesha cup: fruity, cocoa-toned, delicately floral.