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Guatemala Acatenango Gesha


Release Date: March 10, 2021


Origin Country: Guatemala
Region: Acatenango
Varieties: Gesha
Altitude: 1,700 meters above sea level

The Experience

This lovely competition level Gesha cup is sweet with a delicate floral aroma, including intricate tea and citrus notes. A bouquet of star jasmine announces its arrival as soon as the grounds are wetted. At first sip, a slightly tart lemony citrus zest shines up front. As the cup cools, the notes of jasmine, candies, and chamomile begin to permeate. The mouthfeel is clean, and transitions into a brisk black tea finish.

Every Cup of Coffee has a Story

Gesha is an old cultivar from Ethiopia that was brought to an experimental coffee garden in Costa Rica as a specimen sample. It was distributed to a few farms for testing on small plots. Not much was thought of the cultivar until a farm in Panama entered it to a national competition. Its fruited and floral character was outrageously different, resulting in other farms separating their Gesha coffee as well, as is the case here. The results are always a bit different: the cultivar “expresses" itself differently in terms of cup flavors at each location, influenced by weather, soil, and altitude. Our Gesha Acatenango is no different. It expresses the region of Acatenango and much of the floral intensity that has become synonymous with Gesha.



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