|Roaster Location:||Sacramento, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Boquete growing region, western Panama|
|Est. Price:||$62.00/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||December 2014|
Blind Assessment: Intricately rich, delicately bittersweet. Honey, peach, kumquat, orange blossom, hazelnut, a suggestion of angostura bitters in aroma and cup. Delicately brisk, spice-toned acidity; lightly satiny mouthfeel. Resonant, flavor-saturated finish.
Notes: Coffee from trees of the botanical variety Gesha (also Geisha) grown on Price Peterson’s Hacienda La Esmeralda in Panama first introduced this extraordinary variety to the world. With its bold, boat-shaped beans and distinctive floral and crisply cacao-toned cup, the Gesha continues one of the world’s most unique coffees, and the Esmeralda versions remain among the most authentic. Temple Coffee is a quality-focused retail and wholesale specialty roaster active in Sacramento, California since 2005. Committed to sourcing, roasting and brewing the finest coffees, Temple features coffee from distinguished single estates and cooperatives around the world. Visit www.templecoffee.com or call 916-454-1282 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: An exceptional choice for the lovers of richly complex, pleasingly bittersweet beverages; bitters-heavy mixed drinks and cocktails, to offer only one example.
This review originally appeared in the December, 2014 tasting report: Holiday Gift Coffees: Blends and Beyond