From Andy’s Kitchen Blog:
GEISHA TAKES CENTRE STAGE AT SEA ISLAND COFFEE
Word on the street according to serious coffee aficionados is Geisha – not the traditional Japanese performer BUT one of the most rare and desired coffees currently causing a stir!
Specifically grown on the Coffea Diversa plantation in Costa Rica, close to the Panamanian border, 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.
The plantation is incredibly special as it grows the largest number of different coffee varieties in the world. Coffea Diversa has pioneered the botanical garden approach to coffee cultivation in which aspect the Estate remains unique.
Geisha, one of the Ethiopian wild and extremely rare coffee varieties, boasts a soft, delicate profile with quietly complex aromatics that reward patient attention with notes of lavender, cocoa and hints of molasses – varying from woody to melons to a mix of sugar and spices.
A rich, sweet and spicy aroma with a smooth taste and a thin body full of flavor and acidity.
Available via Knightsbridge based Sea Island Coffee, importers and retailers of gourmet coffees sourced from some of the finest and exclusive coffee growing regions in the world, Geisha is priced at £8.