Tasting Series: El Encanto Geisha
Floral, Lime, Strawberry
Origin: Antioquia, Colombia
Producers: Juan Saldarrriaga
This lot of Geisha is the premiere coffee from Juan Saldarriaga's El Encanto farm, a 26 hectare coffee-producing powerhouse in Antioquia, Colombia. Juan's recently made serious investments in coffee processing equipment - including high tech cold dryers that allow him to process natural coffees even in Colombia's humid climate. This lot of Geisha, however, has been fully washed and dried on raised beds in a dedicated greenhouse to acheive unparalleled evenness and clarity of flavor. Mr. Saldarriaga is doing a lot of work to subvert the expectation that coffees from Antioquia are generally muted, chocolatey brews - and no lot is a better example of his effort than this extra-special lot of premium Geisha!
The flavors at play are anything but muted - this coffee can be identified on a cupping table right from the moment the water first hits the grounds with that strong floral quality that Geishas are known for. The clarity of flavor is impressive - with a bright, lime-like acidity and a full-bodied strawberry sweetness that's juicy and smooth. Hats off to Mr. Saldarriaga for his hard work on this incredible lot of rare coffee - and hats off to you being a member and making these brews possible. The Tasting Series is a small subset of our most dedicated membership, and without you we wouldn't get the chance to roast and brew these incredible beans. So thank you - and enjoy!
Each shipment will include 6oz of coffee for $22