BUBBLY GEISHA 90+: Panama Anaerobic
Since we sold out of the original Bubbly a few months ago, we've been on the search for coffee that has a similar cup profile for all you pirates.
Finally, we found it in this anaerobic geisha from Ninety Plus in Panama.
Tasting Notes: Blackberry, Cherry, Clove, Grape, Hibiscus
Cup score: 93.50 ☕
This coffee initially reminded us of a lighter version of Bubbly but we felt the coffee had more potential in the cup. So we experimented with various roast profiles.
Lighter roast profiles resulted in a highly floral and tropical cup. And light/medium to medium roast profiles brought out more of the bean's candy-like sweetness.
So finally a combination of the 2 roast profiles blended together brought out the best of this coffee and we named it Bubbly Geisha.
While it's similar, the geisha variety results in an experience that is more floral and tea-like compared to the original.
About Ninety Plus Estates
Ninety Plus Estates was founded by Joseph Brodsky in Panama. Located on the western slopes of the Barú volcano, these are the first and only places in the world where heirloom Ethiopian varieties of coffee are grown under full forest canopy at this scale.
Coffee's from Ninety Plus Geisha Estates was used to win the first of 5 World Brewers Cup Championships in 6 years.
Like massive ecological parks with coffee growing as part of the forest community, these pristine playgrounds include trail networks which connect experiential moments ranging from waterfalls and precolumbian petroglyphs to giant trees, volcano views, and jaguar bathing pools.
The Ninety Plus Geisha Estates were designed with inspiration drawn from coffee growing wild in its natural habitat in Ethiopia. The Geisha variety, along with all heirloom coffee varieties, comes from the understory of wild forests in Ethiopia. These heirloom varieties of coffee live very long lives – up to 100 years or more – and produce relatively small amounts of intensely aromatic coffee.
Joseph Brodsky had an opportunity in 2009 to acquire this large property (~200 hectares) and had a vision of reforesting its historic cattle farming lands with native tree species while planting the shadeloving Ethiopian Geisha coffee beneath the canopy. With its first significant production in 2014, coffee from Ninety Plus Geisha Estates was used to win the first of 5 World Brewers Cup Championships in 6 years. Ninety Plus Geisha Estates proves that coffee can be utilized to reforest and sustain tropical lands while producing the highest valued coffees in the world.
☠️ Single origin from Panama
☠️ Region: Volcán
☠️ Producer: Joseph Brodsky
☠️ Roast: Light
☠️ Brew: Filter
☠️ Varietal: Geisha
☠️ Process: Anaerobic
☠️ Cup Score: 93.50
☠️ Tasting notes:
☠️ Altitude: 1600 - 1700 masl
☠️ Imported by: WE THE ORIGIN
☠️ Whole bean