Blind Assessment: Crisply sweet, quietly but profoundly complex. Honey, lavender-like flowers, roasted cocoa nib, ripe orange and guava in aroma and cup. Sweet, lively acidity; light but silky mouthfeel. Long, resonant, deeply flavor-saturated finish.

Notes: Produced from trees of the rare Ethiopia-derived botanical variety Gesha (also spelled Geisha). With its generally elongated beans and distinctive floral and chocolate cup, the Geisha variety continues to distinguish itself as one of the world’s most unique coffees. This particular Gesha is produced on the Ninety Plus Gesha Estates. Barrington Coffee is an artisan roaster dedicated to elite coffees, fresh delivery and roasting that foregrounds the coffee and not the roast. Visit or call 800-528-0998 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Giddily sweet and complex expression of the Gesha cup. If you can afford it, try it.

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