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Champions Reserve GSV.RSV.4 – Gesha Village

Andrew Pautler

Champions Reserve GSV.RSV.4 – Gesha Village

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    Champions Reserve GSV.RSV.4
  • Roaster
    Gesha Village
  • Roaster Location
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Estimated Price
    $122.75 / lb (green)
  • Flavor Notes
    Refreshing complexity of jasmine, honeysuckle and tropical fruit. Floral-forward flavors of jasmine, meyer lemon and strawberry
  • Process
  • Varieties
    Gesha 1931
  • Country
  • Region
    Narsha Plot
  • Producer
    Gesha Village
  • Review Brew Method
    Flower, Orea, AeroPress
  • Roast Date
    June 28, 2022
  • Review Date
    July 2, 2022

Coffee Scoring

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9 / 10
  • Incredible intensity of attributes
  • Floral & citrus profiles

Disclosure: Pull & Pour received coffee samples for this post, however, as always, all opinions are 100% my own.

Ethiopia is my favorite origin and I’ve had some truly stellar Ethiopian coffees through the years. So when I say this auction lot Champions Reserve GSV.RSV.4 from Gesha Village was likely one of the top 3-4 Ethiopian coffees I’ve ever had, it carries some weight.

This coffee was part of the 2022 Pride of Gesha auction from Gesha Village that was held in early July. This coffee was in their highest rated tier (Champions Reserve), had a cupping score of 90.45 (that’s crazy good for anyone not familiar with SCA scoring), and ultimately sold for $122.75/lb (unroasted) to Grand Cru Coffee China.

The coffee began with a sweet, complex fragrance of honeysuckle, citrus, and strong florals. The flavor was an explosion of intensity with notes of jasmine, honey, and citrus. It had a beautifully crisp acidity that was intense and citrus-toned. Its body was structured with a silky smooth, light mouthfeel. It had a citrus & honey sweetness that was very pronounced. Every sip finished with lingering acidity and rich sweetness.

The Bottom Line

This coffee was truly incredible and deserved to be in its exclusive tier and price point. It was so wonderfully complex and absolutely delicious, it is on the short list of coffees I could drink every single day and never get bored. The only problem is given its high price point & limited quantity, most people won’t have a chance to try this delicious coffee.

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