Guatemala Volcan de Fuego Gesha

The cup is big bodied and conveys the fruited notes well in both flavor and mouthfeel. Peach and plum are the flavors that come to mind in the cooling coffee. It's sweet, like raw sugar cane juice, and with malic-like acidity. The flavors are bold, like the set of smells leading up to the cup. Our other Guatemala Gesha we had this year flourished in the City+ range, where this lot seems to cup best nearing Full City. City+ to Full City.
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  • Process Method Wet Process
  • Cultivar Gesha
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region Central America
Processing Wet Process (Washed)
Drying Method Patio Sun-dried
Arrival date Aug 1 2013
Lot size 1bags/boxes
Bag size 46.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Gesha
Grade SHB EP
Appearance 0 d/300gr, 17-18 Screen
Roast Recommendations City+ to Full City have the most developed sweetness.
Weight 1 LB
This single bag of Gesha coffee comes to us from the slopes of Volcan de Fuega, in the Acatenango region. The Gesha varietal is a famed cultivar from Ethiopia, with unique floral and fruit characteristics, all inherent qualities of the cultivar itself. Of course, at this point, farms in pretty much all growing regions are producing lots of Gesha - some better than others - and results have been outstanding in Panama, as well as Guatemala. We tasted some pretty interesting samples from north Colombia this year too, but that's another story. And of course, while this cultivar has a range of flavors that are somewhat predictable, the particulars within that range are greatly affected by weather, soil, altitude, and the like. This lot was harvested late in the season, and while not picked at it's prime, it has much of the prized florals and sweetness that you'd expect from Gesha coffee.
This lot of Gesha from Acatenango has a brown sugar sweetness and hints of orange blossom in the dry fragrance, as well as a slight pulpy smell. The dark sugars explode in the wet aroma, and is accompanied by a rich, fruity smell of baked peach. Florals are released on the break and are followed by scents of tropical fruits and sweet earthiness. The cup is bodied and conveys the fruited notes well in both flavor and mouthfeel. Peach and plum are the flavors that come to mind in the cooling coffee. It's sweet, like raw sugar cane juice, and with malic-like acidity. The flavors are bold, like the set of smells leading up to the cup. Our other Guatemala Gesha we had this year flourished in the City+ range, where this lot seems to cup best nearing Full City. There's a slight bread-like note that comes through in very light roasts, but takes a back seat in the slightly more developed roast ranges. This coffee brews very well, and in my opinion, is best left out of the espresso machine.