Panama Boquete Kotowa Gesha Natural

Location: Torrington, Connecticut

Origin: Boquete growing region, western Panama

Roast: Light

Est. Price: $45.00/8 ounces

Review Date: December 2015

Agtron: 64/84

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Intricately fruity and richly savory. Plumeria-like flowers, dried hibiscus, cinnamon bark, almond in aroma and cup. Quietly tart acidity; satiny mouthfeel. Floral, nutty, sweetly resonant finish.


With its bold, boat-shaped beans and distinctive floral and crisply cacao-toned cup, the Gesha (also Geisha) variety of Arabica continues to produce some of the world’s most unique coffees. This is a dry-processed or “natural” version, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or “washed” coffees. Giv COFFEE is dedicated to three goals: to provide quality coffee, to provide a fair price to farmers, and to give back to those in need. Giv COFFEE donates two dollars of every retail bag of coffee it sells. Visit www.givcoffee.com or call 860-874-5301 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who value the intense, complexly nut-toned fruit of a more savory style of natural or dried-in-the-fruit Gesha.

This review originally appeared in the December, 2015 tasting report: Holiday Coffees 2015

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