Papa Lin's Coffee Roasting

Panama Gesha Ninety Plus Perci Red

Location: Yorktown Heights, New York

Origin: Silla Del Pando, Volcan, Panama.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $65.00/12 ounces

Review Date: October 2013

Agtron: 52/68

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 10

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Quietly exhilarating, juicy, complete. Distinct dark chocolate, raspberry, dark rum, pungent fruit suggesting tamarind, spicy rose-like flowers. Stunning acidity: flawlessly sweet, soaring, buoyant. Creamy, delicately full mouthfeel; ripely sweet, gently 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. This particular Gesha is produced on the Ninety Plus Gesha Estates. Papa Lin’s Coffee Roasting is a small, “nano” roaster located in Yorktown Heights, New York, focusing on carefully sourced, extremely high quality specialty coffees, which are custom roasted to the preference of every customer. Visit www.papalins.com for more information.

Who Should Drink It: For those who can afford it, an extraordinary coffee, perfectly structured, intricate and exotic in flavor and aroma.

This review originally appeared in the October, 2013 tasting report: Single-Lot, Single-Variety Excitement

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