Acatenango Gesha (Washed) Guatemala
This is our second Gesha offering! If you tried our first, from the famed farm Hacienda La Esmeralda in Panama, you know to expect a highly floral aromatic character. This Gesha is no exception!
But what is Gesha exactly? It is a coffee cultivar. Lets's compare notes from our provider: "(The Gesha cultivar is) an old coffee type from Ethiopia that was brought to an experimental coffee garden in Costa Rica years ago as a specimen sample. It was distributed to a few farms for testing on small plots, but not much was thought of it until one of these, Esmeralda in Panama, separated it from the other cultivars and entered it in the national competition. It was so outrageously different, with a fruited and floral character like a Yirga Cheffe coffee from half a world away. Now that the word is out, other farms that received some of the seeds have tried to separate their Gesha coffee as well, as is the case here. The results are always a bit different: the cultivar "expresses" itself differently in terms of cup flavors at each location, influenced by weather, soil, altitude, and the like. And with this coffee from the region of Acatenango, we have a Gesha cup that expresses much of that floral intensity that's become synonymous with the "Gesha" name."
Flavor descriptors: Pristine, sugar in the raw, cane juice, accent notes of Assam, blackberry tea, rose hips, tangy lemon twist, floral aromatics like star jasmine, and tuberose.