|Roaster Location:||Lincoln, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Boquete growing region, western Panama|
|Est. Price:||$29.99/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||September 2017|
Blind Assessment: Roast-encapsulated complexity; sweetly and exhilaratingly pungent. Richly scorched cedar, rose-like flowers, orange zest, black sage, a hint of cocoa-ish chocolate in aroma and cup. Bittersweet but zesty in structure; light though plush mouthfeel. Flowers and cocoa in particular carry into a roasty but cleanly sweet-toned finish.
Notes: This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 27 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2017. It was also recognized as one of the three most exciting darker roasts of 2017. This coffee tied for the third-highest rating in a tasting of 20 coffees of the Gesha (also spelled Geisha) variety for Coffee Review‘s September 2017 tasting report. With its generally elongated beans and distinctive floral and crisp, often chocolaty cup, the Gesha continues to distinguish itself as one of the world’s most unique coffees. This coffee was produced on Finca Santa Barbara, named after Barbara Rogers, Vice-President of the Rogers Family Company. San Francisco Bay is one of five coffee brands produced by the family-owned Rogers Family Company. Visit www.sfbaycoffee.com or call 800-829-1300 for more information.
The Bottom Line: Intensely sweet, intensely roasty, intensely Gesha. And given it’s Gesha, an impressive value.
This review originally appeared in the September, 2017 tasting report: Gesha Coffees 2017: Still Pricey, Still Amazing