|Roaster Location:||Boulder, Colorado|
|Coffee Origin:||Boquete growing region, Panama|
|Est. Price:||$125.00/4 ounces; limited availability|
|Review Date:||November 2019|
Blind Assessment: Delicate, intricately sweet, vibrant and impeccably balanced. Rose, crisp fruit (green apple, Bing cherry, wild strawberry), honey, tangerine zest, dragonwell green tea, fresh juniper in aroma and cup. The structure is incredibly sweet and juicy, yet zesty and richly tart. Light, but very silky mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in the finish with a delicately crisp, sweet resonance.
Notes: This coffee won second place in the 2019 Best of Panama green coffee competition. 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 wet-processed or “washed” version, meaning the fruit skin and pulp were removed from the beans immediately after harvesting but before drying. Boulder, Colorado-based Dragonfly Coffee was named 2019 Micro-Roaster of the Year by Roast magazine. Visit www.dragonflycoffeeroasters.com or call 303-579-2154 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A stunning, high-toned Geisha, downright majestic in the clarity of its aromatics and lyrical structure.