Panama Hacienda La Esmeralda Super Mario Geisha
|Roaster Location:||Newtown, Sydney, Australia|
|Coffee Origin:||Boquete growing region, western Panama|
|Est. Price:||AUD $18.00/18 grams|
|Review Date:||October 2019|
Blind Assessment: Brightly fruit-toned, tropical, and aromatically vibrant. Lychee, passionfruit, dark chocolate, frankincense, star jasmine in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet-tart structure with high-toned, juicy acidity; lush, syrupy mouthfeel. Resounding flavor-saturated finish with layer after layer of fruit far into the long.
Notes: Coffee from trees of the botanical variety Geisha (also Gesha) grown on 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 cocoa-toned cup, the Geisha/Gesha continues to be one of the world’s most celebrated and sought-after coffee varieties, and the Esmeralda versions remain among the most authentic. This is a “natural” or dry-processed version, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit, encouraging a flavor profile that is sweeter and deeper-toned than typical wet-processed profiles. Campos Coffee is committed to sourcing the finest coffees, with a focus on ethical and sustainable practices. Campos has locations in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, as well as Park City and Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information, visit camposcoffee.com or us.camposcoffee.com.
The Bottom Line: A levitatingly sweet and juicy coffee, an extravaganza of fruit and flowers with deep chocolate throughout — pure, yet lavish.