|Roaster Location:||San Rafael, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Boquete growing region, western Panama|
|Est. Price:||$49.95/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||December 2013|
Softly lush, complex flowers, crisp roasted cacao nib, tangerine-like citrus, apple cider in aroma and cup. Gently bright, juicy acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The apple cider suggestion is particularly distinct in a slightly drying though resonant, flavor-saturated finish.
Produced from trees of the rare Ethiopia-derived botanical variety Gesha (also spelled Geisha). With its elegantly elongated beans and distinctive floral and crisp, often chocolaty cup, the Gesha variety continues to distinguish itself as one of the world's most unique coffees. This is a dry-processed or "natural" version of the Gesha, 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. Finca La Mula is a quality-focused micro-farm owned by coffee consultant and educator Willem Boot (co-owner of Equator’s Finca Sofia in Panama) and managed by Kelly Hartmann of the multi-generational Hartmann coffee farming family. Equator is a specialty roaster based in the San Francisco Bay Area driven by “passion for quality and sustainability.” Visit www.equatorcoffees.com or call 800-809-7687 for more information.
Who Should Drink It
The aromatic fireworks are crisp and balanced in this version of the celebrated Gesha profile. The clean dried-in-the-fruit processing contributes a delightfully refreshing apple cider note.
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This review originally appeared in the December, 2013 tasting report: Holiday Blends and Gift Coffees