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Vista Barú Geisha – Panama – LAMILL Coffee

Andrew Pautler

Vista Barú Geisha - Panama – LAMILL Coffee

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    Vista Barú Geisha
  • Roaster
    LAMILL Coffee
  • Roaster Location
    Alhambra, California
  • Estimated Price
    $35 / 6oz
  • Flavor Notes
    Strawberry, green mango, apricot, floral
  • Process
    Anaerobic fermentation natural
  • Varieties
  • Country
  • Region
  • Producer
    Juan Elías Palma (Vista Barú Estate)
  • Roast
  • Review Brew Method
    Orea, Flower, Kōno
  • Roast Date
    November 8, 2021
  • Review Date
    November 21, 2021

Coffee Scoring

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  • Complex flavor profile
  • Balanced & clean

Geisha coffees are some of the most prized after coffees in the specialty market. They can go for as much as hundreds of dollars per pound and are consistently more expensive than other varieties. I’ve tried a wide range of geishas through the years and in my opinion what makes a geisha “worth the cost” is a pairing of big floral and fruit notes that come together to create a complex and sophisticated coffee. That was exactly what I found in this Panama Geisha from LAMILL Coffee.

The coffee began with a sweet & rich fragrance of strawberry, cherries, and peaches. The flavor was absolutely wonderful with decadent notes of berries, sweet florals, and subtle tropical fruit notes. The coffee had a medium body that was rich with a syrupy mouthfeel. The sweetness was fruit-toned but had supporting floral notes and the finish lingered with the weight of the coffee on your tongue after each sip. There was a beautiful balance to the coffee that found a perfect dance between the fruit and floral notes throughout each sip.

The Bottom Line

This geisha was truly lovely. It was wonderfully sweet, beautifully complex, and perfectly balanced. I savored every brew with this one.

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