Tasting Series: El Socorro Geisha
Origin: Palencia, Guatemala
Producers: Juan Diego de la Cerda
There's nothing quite like seeing a master at the peak of their craft - exercising their skills with the finest tools available. Whether it's an athlete, a chef, or in this case - a coffee producer - you can tell when you're witnessing greatness. Juan Diego De La Cerda's El Socorro farm produces some of our favorite Guatemalan coffees each year, with a level of quality that's second-to-none. When we heard they had a crop of Geisha available we jumped at the chance to share it with the club. Geisha generally commands the highest coffee prices in Guatemala, so farmers put extra resources into ensuring the plants thrive and the beans are processed with care. With El Socorro's baseline of excellence in coffee production- we knew these beans were going to be something special and they certainly didn't disappoint.
Geisha coffees are renowned for their delicate, floral tastes and we knew that if anyone could bring that unique profile to the forefront - it would be the hardworking producers at El Socorro. This lot exhibits a lovely jasmine aroma that goes perfectly with the citrusy tangerine and juicy peach notes that we're picking up in the brewed cup. If you ever started to believe the Geishas are over-hyped in the specialty coffee community, this is the cup that will remind you of how they earned their reputation as some of the most delicious brews on earth. When we created the Tasting Series, coffees like this are exactly what we had in mind and we're very excited to be bringing El Socorro's finest to the club this year. Enjoy!Each shipment will contain 6oz of roasted coffee
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5.0 out of 5
Amazing bean and roast - redolent of a garden of jasmine high in windswept mountains, this coffee demands your attention. The nose to this coffee is as if one dipped one's face into a pot of fragrant, luscious flowers. These floral accents are highlighted on your first sip as well, and complemented by a high note of stonefruit, with a subtle underlying foundation of caramel and loam. IMO, not all Tasting Series coffees are worth the extra money. El Socorro Geisha is.
3.5 out of 5
A little too fruity for me
This is still a very good coffee the fruit notes were a bit strong for me personally though
Christopher B Morris