|Roaster Location:||Viroqua, Wisconsin|
|Coffee Origin:||Chirinos, Cajamarca Region, Peru|
|Est. Price:||$20.00/6 ounces|
|Review Date:||January 2021|
Blind Assessment: Rich, deep, chocolaty. Dark chocolate, hazelnut, plum, maple syrup, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet structure with brisk acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. Chocolaty finish with undertones of almond and fresh-cut cedar.
Notes: Produced by Efrain Carhuallocllo and Maria Arevalo Vasquez entirely of the celebrated Gesha (also spelled Geisha) variety of Arabica and processed by the washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying). Wonderstate Coffee, formerly Kickapoo Coffee, is an award-winning roaster based in rural Wisconsin known for its commitment to guaranteeing higher pay for farmers and being the country’s first 100% solar-powered roastery. Visit wonderstate.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: Simultaneously deep and high-toned, saturated with notes of stone fruit, dark chocolate, sweet nuts, and rich aromatic wood — a persuasive presentation of the admired and still-rare Gesha variety.