Nicaraguan Geisha Selva Negra
Sweet Tea/ Apple Cider
"Abnormal Offerings for Coffee Lovers."
The Skeleton Key Series is a new set of small batch single origin offerings from Brass Ring Coffee. These are coffees that we find to be special or "abnormal" in some way or another. Some of these coffees may come from special farms, use experimental processing techniques, unique typicas, or just have an extremely special flavor or character. You can always count on a Skeleton Key coffee to transport you to somewhere special when you close your eyes to take the the first sip.
$16.75 for 12 oz.
$21 for 1 lb.
Wholesale pricing available (Contact us for pricing)
"Geisha is an Ethiopian strain of coffee, brought to Central America over the last 15-20 years. Unique stuff, adopts some attributes from the country of origin but is always known for its more floral versus tea like spice attributes normally seen in coffees like an Ethiopian Yirgacheffe. Usually a very expensive bean being so low yield but being such good friends with Selva Negra, they have kept the price basically the same as all the other strains for the first season release of just Geisha!
Nicaraguan Selva Negra coffee is cultivated in the most ecologically sustainable and socially responsible way possible.
Selva Negra has owned a small section of land called San Felipe for a while, highest altitude parcel on the farm but due to its steep slope and slight separation from the other lots, it was never farmed. 8 years ago, Mausi (owner of Selva Negra) was able to get her hands on a few Geisha beans. After they were able to plant these and then get a few harvests, they had enough seeds to plant about 500 trees on the highest altitude section of San Felipe. As Geisha is not known for its high yields, they planted the rest of the plot with their best Caturra.
They matched the Geisha tree with Caturra, for Selva Negra supplied the SE Roasters Guild with single varietal samples from different altitudes. The guild found the most impressive difference when tasting was the Caturra between low grown , middle mountain grown, and then high grown. It was like flavors got exponentially better as the altitude was increased, so this strain was the best choice for the higher elevations of the field to grow next to the Geisha.
This is the first year they separated the Geisha harvest from the Caturra. The now 8 year old trees finally produced enough cherry to throw off its own micro-lot."
Information on this coffee is courtesy of our friends at Burman Coffee.
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