Tanzania Acacia Hills Gesha Peaberry
|Roaster Location:||San Jose, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Ngorongoro, Tanzania|
|Est. Price:||$120.00/6 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2021|
Blind Assessment: Deep-toned, richly sweet-savory. Blackberry jam, toffee, lavender, spearmint, fresh-cut cedar in aroma and cup. Vibrantly sweet-savory structure with lilting acidity; lively, viscous mouthfeel. Blackberry and lavender notes lead in the short finish, which rounds toward toffee in the long.
Notes: This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 11 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2021. Produced at Acacia Hills Coffee entirely of the celebrated Gesha (also spelled Geisha) variety of Arabica, and processed by the washed method (fruit skin and flesh are removed from the beans before they are dried). This sample consists entirely of peaberries, a kind of bean that results when the coffee fruit develops a single, oval bean rather than the usual pair of flat-sided beans. Chromatic prides itself in doing everything in-house and meticulously, from printing its attractive bags to modifying equipment to sourcing and roasting its exceptional coffees. Visit www.chromaticcoffee.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: A beautifully composed Gesha peaberry grown in Tanzania, with brambly berry notes, spice-toned florals, and sweet herb notes throughout.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2021 tasting report: Our Love Affair with Geisha — It’s Not Just a Panama Thing Anymore