A broad spectrum of flavors shimmers with hints of honey, blood orange, lime and juicy cherry. High citrus notes are complemented by a jasmine aroma and a bergamot black tea finish.
Rating: 94 Points (out of 100)
Blind Assessment: Gently intense, original. Complex, lavender-toned flowers, honey, crisp roasted cocoa nib, sweet orange zest in aroma and cup. Delicate acidity; very smooth, silky/syrupy mouthfeel. Resonant, quietly flavor-saturated finish.
Notes: Produced from trees of the rare Ethiopia-derived botanical variety Geisha (more properly spelled Gesha). With its generally elongated beans and distinctive floral and crisp, often chocolaty cup, the Gesha/Geisha variety continues to distinguish itself as one of the world's most unique coffees.
— Ken Davids, CoffeeReview.com, November 2012
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Notes From Origin
A new expression
of an ancient delight
Few coffee varietals have generated the buzz
and excitement among the coffee cognoscenti
like the Geisha has. Delicate and mysterious,
it unveils new pleasures with every sip. The
cup turns gently from honey to blood orange,
then dips seductively into juicy cherry, lime,
and orange blossoms. An intensely floral aroma
floats above lemon notes that reveal this beauty’s
true nature: for while Geisha is a rare cultivar
grown in Colombia, it has a distinctly East
“The love and dedication
of all the hands that
touch the Geisha have a
passion, which is why it is
such a great coffee.”
– Hernando Tapasco, Finca Cerro Azul Quality Assurance Manager
A happy traveler
Like many Arabica coffees, the Geisha
originated in Ethiopia. Enterprising botanists
brought it to Costa Rica, then on to the Boquete
region of Panama in 1963. More recently, the
varietal was transported to the Western Cordillera
of Colombia’s Andean
mountain range, where
it is flourishing.
On the Cerro Azul farm
in Valle del Cauca, high
temperatures, and consistent
humidity levels create a
microclimate that is wellsuited
for the celebrated
botanical superstar. Meticulous hand harvesting
ensures that the delicate flavors and aromas of
these beans are safeguarded. In fact, it takes
four to twelve months of training for a coffee
picker to be qualified to pick the Geisha cherries.
Once harvested, every step of the processing
and milling is carefully controlled and constantly
regulated. Mechanical drying ensures that the
elusive bergamot notes are preserved.
The result of all this care and attention is a
stunningly elegant cup that has taken the
coffee world by storm. Enjoy!