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Guatemala Geisha Finca Nueva Granada RFA

SKU GUATNGEISHA

Starting at $19.50 / lb
As low as $18.25 / lb
raw green bean Green coffee is raw Roast prior to consumption
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You can find the rare Washed Geisha in the Nueva Granada Estate within the San Marcos region of northwestern Guatemala. The farm is 5 square kilometers and exists within a warm, rainy climate with many differences in altitude. Mix these geographical features with volcanic soil, and you are guaranteed a splendid bean. As is tradition, the Geisha coffee plant is processed using the washed fermentation method––this yields a classically-unique floral profile. Up until recently, this bean was only sold to Japan, and now the gem is available in the United States!

Cupping notes: An aroma of sweet brown sugar, jasmine, and dark chocolate with rich and well balanced flavors of berry, pear, green apples, and stone fruit

Coffee Bean Matrix Attributes

  • CategoryConventional
  • CountryGuatemala
  • Local RegionSan Marcos
  • ProcessWashed
  • VarietyGeisha
  • Altitude (meters)4,200 - 5,000 masl
  • HarvestJanuary - March
  • Organic CertificationNo
  • Fair Trade CertifiedNo
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedYes
  • DecaffeinatedNo
  • Brightness:5
  • Body:4
  • Aroma:5
  • Complexity:4
  • Balance:6
  • Sweetness:6
  • Chocolaty:heavy bean
  • Fruity:heavy bean
  • Flowery:medium bean

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by on January 11, 2022

Before I start on a review of this coffee, I just want to warn people who have mesh drums. I didn't realize that the beans were that small and it wasn't until my drum stopped on my Behmor that I figured it out. Just remember to shake the drum before you roast to check if beans fall out. Pulled out my old Fresh Roast 500 and roasted into the second crack. The coffee was excellent. It was very clean tasting with just a hint of chocolate. It is a little pricey but worth it to the very last drop.

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by on June 11, 2021

It's a delicious coffee. The most salient aspect of the bean roasted to a full city level is balance. Arguably, I should have gone a bit lighter, as I think I obscured some of the lighter origin notes. This bean has taught me what a bright acidity tastes like in concert with a full mouthfeel when made with a pour-over. This was the first geisha I had tried. It's clean with little to no astringency. I also made espresso from the coffee. Very good. A bit too bright, lacking some of the chocolate/nutty aspects that I really enjoy in espresso to achieve classic status, but for those of you who love lighter espressos, this will be a winner. In fairness, I'm comparing it to my standard, the Ferdelance blend from CBC, which everyone MUST try. Overall, it's great - likely not worth the increased price point for me compared to many of the other outstanding coffees here at CBC, but I'm thrilled I tried it.

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by on June 10, 2021

Really enjoying this Geisha. I have heard great things about these beans and I have to admit I wasn't disappointed with my first taste. Rich and warm on the palette. Very pleased with this purchase and roast!

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