Colombia Cerro Azul Gesha Reserve

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Bean Source Country: Colombia
Bean Source Region: Cauca
Varietal: Gesha
Process: Washed



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Latest Reviews and Tasting Notes

  • Theodore (Ted) Chan, Managing Editor

    1110 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.50 - Average

    5.00 - Aroma

    4.50 - Value

    4.50 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    4.50 - Balance

    I had the pleasure of trying the Starbucks Reserve Colombia Cerro Azul Gesha Reserve at the Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Chicago, and it was a truly delightful experience. I would give this coffee a rating of 4.5 stars, as it showcased some notable qualities. One of the highlights of this coffee is its distinct Gesha nose, which captivates with its floral and complex aromas. It immediately sets the stage for the brewing journey ahead. However, in terms of flavor, I found it to be a simple and clean cup with prominent blackberry and cocoa notes. While enjoyable, it did not quite reach the heights of some specialty Gesha coffees that offer more complexity and depth of flavors. Smoothness and acidity were both pleasing aspects of this coffee. The texture was notably smooth, providing a pleasant mouthfeel. The acidity, while present, was well-balanced and added a touch of brightness to the overall profile. It is important to note that this experience took place at the Starbucks Reserve Roastery, which added to the ambiance and overall appreciation of the coffee. In addition, the setting, with its meticulous design and attention to detail, enhanced the tasting experience and made it even more memorable. In conclusion, the Starbucks Reserve Colombia Cerro Azul Gesha Reserve is a coffee that deserves recognition for its pleasant qualities. While it may not offer the same complexity as some other specialty Gesha coffees, it still delivers an enjoyable cup with distinct flavors of blackberry and cocoa. In addition, the smoothness and balanced acidity further contribute to its appeal. This offering from Starbucks Reserve is worth trying for those seeking a refined and aromatic coffee experience. Note: I paid $8 and 16 oz bag was priced at $40 in the store.

    Cupping Method:At Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Chicago

    1 year ago ยท See more from Theodore (Ted)

More Details

Bean Source Country: Colombia
Colombian coffees are known for their balanced taste, featuring bright acidity, medium body, and a range of flavors, including fruity notes, caramel sweetness, and nutty undertones. Colombia's worldwide reputation for producing great coffee at scale is well-deserved. Increasingly some of the best microlot specialty roasts are coming from Colombia thanks to their expertise in cultivation and process.
Bean Source Region: Cauca

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