Acatenango is a stratovolcano in Guatemala, close to the city of Antigua in Guatemala
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OK, this is it, our final lot of Acatenango Gesha.
We saved this one for last, not only because it’s the most floral of the four lots, but also, at 85 bags we think it just may last through the holiday! The dry fragrance is perfumed with a smell of fragrant flowers, along with softer presence of fruits, like sweet citrus.
The wet aroma bursts with floral characteristics, unfolding from within layers of sweet fruit notes and crystalized sweetness. Like the other Gesha lots we’ve had this year, this coffee produces impressive body and mouthfeel, even in the light roasts, which is how I prefer to roast this coffee.
City and City+ roasts are floral from the jump, the focus from the initial raw sugar and candied sweetness quickly shifts to perfumed, delicate florals, the most noticeable being star jasmine, with hints of lilac and orange blossom too.
Also similar to lot 4 (the previous lot available), there’s a roasted grain note at City/City+ that combines with the sweetness like the flavor of corn silk tea (a tea made with the husk silk and sugar).
The cup flavors are incredibly aromatic in the nose, leading to a long finish that’s freighted with top notes like Earl Gray, bergamot citrus and cinnamon-spiced apple cider. Acidity in the light roasts is tea-like, a moderately bright structure in the cup. Top notch as a pour-over brew, try this competition-level Gesha coffee before it’s all gone!