|Roaster Location:||San Diego, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Boquete growing region, western Panama|
|Est. Price:||$50.00/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||April 2016|
Blind Assessment: Crisply sweet, deeply nuanced and cocoa-toned. Almond butter, cocoa, bergamot, jasmine in aroma and cup. Lyrical acidity, juicy and buoyant; light but plush, silky mouthfeel. Bergamot and almond notes persist in the resonant, flavor-saturated finish.
Notes: With its bold, boat-shaped beans and distinctive floral and crisply cacao-toned cup, the Gesha (also Geisha) variety of Arabica continues to produce some of the world’s most unique coffees. This is a wet-processed or “washed” version, meaning the fruit skin and pulp were removed from the beans immediately after harvesting and before drying. Based in the San Diego area, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is a retailer and wholesaler focused on organic and socially responsible coffees; it was awarded the “2012 Micro-Roaster of the Year” title from Roast Magazine. Visit www.birdrockcoffee.com or call 858-551-1707 for more information.
The Bottom Line: An exceptional coffee that offers nuance, depth and layered complexity in an exhilarating version of the great Gesha profile.