Tasting Series: Santa Teresa Geisha
Tropical Fruit, Strawberry, Floral, Passion Fruit
Processing: White Honey
Crop Year: 2017
Origin: Tarrazu, Costa Rica
Producers: Roger Urena
This is the first of the coffees available in our Tasting Series. It's a really tasty Geisha from Roger Urena in Tarrazu Costa Rica. We've shipped some of his other coffees already this year and I had the pleasure of visiting him in Costa Rica this February. We really love his coffees but this Geisha really takes the gold for the best of the best of his coffees. Not a lot of Geisha is grown on Roger's farm but the small amount we could source is sublime. Geisha is notoriously hard to grow but definitely worth the effort.
It's a very typical Geisha in that it is super juicy with tons of tropical fruits, jasmine and very very sweet. Complexity is the name of the game here. It's a great example of the Geisha varietal and it's processed to perfection as a white honey by Roger. The coffee is pulped in a Penagos eco pulper and dried for between 8 to 15 days on raised beds under shade to get the right moisture content.
With the Tasting Series we really want to have a way to bring the most amazing coffees from a country to our members in an affordable way. There is not a lot of this coffee produced and it is extremely expensive (but we think worth it). So that we can send out this coffee in an affordable quantity we will ship this coffee in one size only with 4oz of coffee in each shipment.