Sugar, Citrus, Rosehips

Sugar, Citrus, Rosehips

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Los Andes Geisha

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Atitlan, Guatemala

Description

Variety: Geisha

Processing: Washed

Origin: Atitlan, Guatemala

Producers: The Hazard Family

Altitude: 1675M

Score: 87.25

The Hazard family has been producing coffee on their land in Atitlan since 1985. They place a heavy focus on sustainability: 60% of their farm remains natural forest, and the 40% that's planted is an intentional mix of coffee, macadamia, avocado, and other crops that provide both biodiversity and a diversified income. The colorful Guatemalan national bird El Quetzal is native to the area, and the Hazards work with local preservation groups and biologists to maintain a healthy habitat for it amongst their coffee trees. Speaking of coffee - the Hazards grow several varietals including the rare stuff like Geisha - which is what we're enjoying in the club now!

Los Andes Geisha is a sweet and flavorful coffee that's almost too easy to drink. We're tasting a sugary sweetness throughout, punctuated by some orange citrus notes and a unique rosehip note that lends tartness and florals to the brew. We're starting to see Geisha more regularly cultivated across South and Central America - and while it's not always a 100% sure bet to be delicious coffee, it certainly doesn't hurt your chances! When you pair a tasty varietal with the expert production and processing practices at a farm like Los Andes - you're in for something tasty. Enjoy!

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Reviews

3.5 out of 5

Los Andes Geisha

Although this Guatemalan might not ascend to my personal coffee pantheon, it is nonetheless delicious and easy to drink.

Randall LaLonde

Millcreek

Member Since

July '15

4.0 out of 5

First beans gotten from MCC

delicious coffee, was pleasantly surprised when it wasnt a dark roast.

Jay R Cox

Palmyra

Member Since

January '22