Guatemala Antigua GeishaMy Friend's Coffee
Cereal Grains, Caramel Corn, Gardenia, Tangerine
The Geisha (occasionally spelled Gesha) cultivar is one talented little plant. Originating in Ethiopia, it pairs sweet, floral, and citrus with matchless results. Geisha coffees have become mainstays at competitions, landing podiums and gathering ribbons the world over. The acclaim they draw is admittedly over-the-top, and you'd be forgiven for wondering whether the hype is just a touch overwrought. This offering answers that question in a single syllable.
This brew is as refined as it gets, a coffee in a tux. The cup begins with bright notes: tangerine citrus, meyer lemon, and more florals than a new year's float. As the temperature falls, grainy, sugar cane sweetness sweeps through. Caramel corn flashes against the florals. A sweet, cereal-like quality tames the citrus; think bottom-of-the-bowl Kelloggs. The flavors mingle so elegantly that their contours start to blur until there's no telling where floral begins and citrus ends, where sweet slides in and grainy edges out. It's an infinitely complex brew, packed with more layers than a James Joyce novel.
One final point to note: this coffee comes from Antigua, one of the world's most acclaimed growing regions. Finding a Geisha from Antigua is no easy task, and this one stands in iconoclastic contrast to the chocolate-forward cups that the area typically produces. All the same, there is a telltale Antigua characteristic in the brew: the clarity. The cleanliness at work here is just wonderful. The flavors are razor sharp, and they toll like bells. Their resonance stand as a tribute to the signature immaculacy of Antigua's production and processing.
- Process - Washed
- Region - Antigua
- Altitude - 1700 meters
- Varietal - Geisha
- Pour Over
All coffees are sold in 12 oz. bags. If you would like us to grind for you, please note the preference in the order notes, making sure to also include your brewing device.