GETTING TO KNOW THE GEISHA COFFEE

This type of coffee has been considered one of the best in the world and has become one of the most popular coffee used in international barista competitions....

Gabriela Pedrotti 2020-11-12 01:28:11

Geisha coffee, as any other coffee varietals in the World, comes from Africa and is known for having large and elongated seeds, and long leaves. This type of coffee has been considered one of the best in the world and has become one of the most popular coffee used in international barista competitions.

The Geisha's global demands have also been accompanied by steep prices. In fact, in 2019 the coffee farm Elida Geisha Green Trip Natural reached $1,005.00 per a pound of this varietal. For many years, Panama was the only producer and exporter of Geisha Coffee worldwide, an exclusivity that is nowadays shared with other countries like Costa Rica, Mexico and Colombia.

However, many people ask themselves whether Geisha coffee actually deserves such an important and privileged position worldwide, or it’s just a marketing strategy? The answer to this question perhaps lies in the peculiarity of Geisha in terms of flavor and aroma and the mystical desire that awakens to try something different, rare and unconventional. It has been described as a fruity, floral coffee with very subtle tones to the palate, slightly citric acidity, and notes of jasmine and bergamot. In short, a unique experience that cannot be achieved with any other coffee varieties. And, as happened once with wine, coffee is a product that nowadays occupies an important space in the world's gastronomy. A product that demands quality and distinction, beyond quantity and mass production.

If you are curious about this mystic infusion, don’t forget to experience by yourself the famous Geisha in your next visit to Boquete. For this stop by The Perfect Pair, one of the few specialty coffee shops in the area where you will taste a Geisha coffee prepared with different extraction techniques including: French press, AeroPress or Drip Bar (each of them allows to obtain different textures without losing the essence of the bean). To get deep into the world of coffee, follow @the_cafelier on Instagram where you will find interesting tips and suggestions from experts in this amazing art.

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