Honey and stone fruit sweetness, floral notes of ripe plum and star jasmine, notes of tangerine, canned peach, lychee and hints of berry and orange tea impact the aftertaste.
Region: Las Aguilas, La Argentina, Huila
Altitude: 1875 masl
Process: 50% Honey Process + 50% Wet Process (Washed) Blended
Importer: Sweet Maria's
From Sweet Maria's:
"Honey processing involves leaving some of the sticky fruit intact with the coffee seeds during the entire drying period and tends to result in fruited sweetness, but at the risk of muting a coffee's acidity and clarity. The latter is part of the reason we buy so few honey processed coffees, and it can be particularly troubling when you see a potentially great coffee like a Gesha compromised by bad processing technique. But once again, the Lasso family delivers honey-process gesha on par with their washed. We were super impressed by the confluence of fruited sweetness and delicate floral aroma and think you will be too! Part of the success may lie in the fact that it's a 50/50 blend of honey and wet process coffee, the latter no doubt impacting the delicate aroma and acidity. The coffee comes from the farm of Segundo Lasso, brother to Raquel Lasso whose "Finca La Bohemia" coffee we've bought in the past. While most of the Lass family reside in La Union, Nariño, Seguno left a few years back to marry his sweetheart from Huila, Gisella. Together, they manage their 5 hectare farm El Mirador. The farm is in Las Aguilas, a village within Huila's La Argentina Municipality."