Santuario Gesha #113 (Innovation Series)
|Roaster Location:||McMinnville, Oregon|
|Coffee Origin:||Risaralda, Colombia|
|Est. Price:||$21.00/113 grams|
|Review Date:||September 2021|
Blind Assessment: Floral-toned, sweetly fermenty. Ginger blossom, baking chocolate, black cherry, lemon zest, wine barrel in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with brisk acidity; silky, lightly viscous mouthfeel. The spice-toned, floral finish is supported by notes of wine barrel.
Notes: Produced entirely of the Gesha (also spelled Geisha) variety of Arabica and processed in the whole fruit by a complex sequence of fermentations including natural carbonic maceration (whole fruit is fermented in sealed tanks of CO2), before slow sun-drying. This coffee was used by gold medal-winner Jinlong Li in the 2021 China Brewers Cup. Mikava Coffee was founded in 2013 by the father-son team of Paul and Kevin Doyle, who specialize in experimental processing methods designed to bring out the complexity, sweetness and florality in coffee fruit. For more information, visit www.mikava.coffee.
The Bottom Line: A gently fermenty, spice-toned Colombia Gesha cup with hints of wine barrel supporting complex floral and chocolate suggestions.