Our Coffee taster, Luyi Brown was sent some Geisha Coffee, (not the traditional Japanese performer) one of the most rare and desired coffees in the world from Sea Island Coffee to review recently. Specifically grown in the Coffea Diversa plantation in Costa Rica, award-winning Geisha is one of the most sought after types of coffee trees with green beans (that haven’t yet been roasted) selling for a staggering $130 a pound. Geisha, one of the Ethiopian wild and extremely rare coffee varieties, boasts a soft, delicate profile with notes of lavender, cocoa and hints of molasses – varying from woody to melons to a mix of sugar and spices.
Read Luyi’s review and let us know what you think if you get a chance to taste this unique coffee.
On reading the label, I didn’t know what to expect but initially I thought – Costa Rican coffee with Japanese overtones hence the name Geisha.
The coffee has a pleasant earthy smell.
First, I made the coffee in a single cup caffietiere which produced a watery coffee of medium (or below) strength. The result with and without milk was a watery coffee with very subtle flavours.
Using a coffee perculator produced better results with a richer, fuller and smoother taste. I could definitely taste the earthy and flowery overtones.
Overall I liked the coffee but I’m not sure it’s for me, the flavour was just too mild.