|Roaster Location:||Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|Coffee Origin:||Boquete growing region, western Panama|
|Est. Price:||$19.95/4 ounces|
|Review Date:||December 2019|
Blind Assessment: Vibrantly sweet, resonantly floral, cocoa-toned. Lavender, cocoa nib, kumquat, fine musk, toffee in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with bright, juicy acidity; crisp yet syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor-saturated finish that sustains each note from the cup in long, ringing clarity.
Notes: Coffee from trees of the botanical variety Geisha (also Gesha) grown on Price Peterson’s Hacienda La Esmeralda in Panama first introduced this extraordinary variety of Arabica 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. 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. Paradise Roasters specializes in micro-lot Arabica and Robusta coffees from Asia and other emerging origins. The company prides itself on quality and freshness, craft-roasting coffees in small batches only after orders are placed. Visit www.paradiseroasters.com or call 763-433-0626 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A high-toned, richly floral natural-processed Geisha cup from the famed Hacienda La Esmeralda farm in Boquete, Panama animated by crisp, citrusy fruit notes throughout.