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Planada Geisha is ready to brew!

Planada Geisha is ready to brew!

We offered Planada Geisha from Tarqui, Huila, Colombia early this May toward the end of June.

To be honest, it's kind of hard to brew and degass properly this coffee. Now that we started getting full flavors from our very first batches. 

Today we are reviewing pour over of Planada which was roasted on 4.May.2023

This Geisha had been humble till 60 days post roast but now it's become quite flowery coffee with so complex and florals notes.

We brewed this coffee with our head brewer using Ek43 (Cast steel burr, sand paper alignment) on V60.

In the cup it was full of flowery notes displayed on its silky body and perfectly balanced taste. Expect acerola and white peach accompanied by notes tea rose, jasmine, white tea and then delicate hibiscus florals in the finish. We would say this coffee is quite consistent through out the finish and very well balanced with its acidity that reminds us of some white wines but not a strait forward type, it's quite complex with so many delicate yet distinct flavors.

Brewing data

Brewing method: pour over, V60

Grinder: EK43, 12O'clock

Water: aquacode 100ppm(1:6 ratio), 95 Celcius

TDS: 1.32

Pour time: 3:20 mins

Brew time: 3:40 mins 

Tasting notes: acelora, white peach, jasmine, tea rose
Coffee type: classic Geisha, 
Altitude: 1750 m.a.s.l
Area: Tarqui, Huila, Colombia
Variety: Geisha
Producer: Robinson Guarnizo
Process: washed
Roasted for espresso and filter

Tarqui terroir

We are so excited to offer our very first purchase from Tarqui region. Tarqui is one of the most prominent coffee producing area recently. Tarqui town is located in Huila region, probably the most poplar specialty coffee producing region in Colombia; Huila coffees are renowned for its brightness and floral flavors. This Geisha is pretty decently produced and carefully dried at a parabolic drier. The cup was standing out at our cupping table even with a sample roast yet it was extremely hard to tweak and elaborate the profiles to make it a production level. We are proudly offering this coffee and showcasing the outcome of our hard work.

Cupping review

Delicate yet vibrant, Planada is full of perfumed floral notes with some classic Geisha fruit flavors; especially the elegant notes of tea rose is quite remarkable and interesting. Expect juicy acelora followed by delicate flavors of white peach then sweet notes of tea rose and jasmine florals.


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