Ginger blossom, berries and mint in the aroma. Bright and sweet cup with chocolate and mint in the finish.
Gonzalo Hernandez likes to brag that he’s amassed the world’s largest private collection of coffees trees: more than two hundred species, botanical varieties, mutations and cultivars that grow on his exotic Costa Rican “coffee garden”, Coffea Diversa. His collection includes some of the rarest in the world -- coffees many have neither heard of nor tasted.
Of each variety Gonzalo has only a few trees, and his coffees are sold in small 10 kilogram bags to knowledgeable roasters and friends around the world, first come, first serve. We first visited Coffea diversa and met Gonzalo 10 years ago, and we’ve been looking forward to sharing these ever since.
Recently Coffea Diversa started a new farm in Suchitan, Guatemala. The second coffee we are featuring from their Guatemala farm this year is the Geisha Queen Variety.
At Coffea Diversa Costa Rica Gonzalo found some trees among his geisha that were shorter than the rest and with larger cherries. The Bean size is about the same size though, and the leaves are broader and the branches longer compared to most geisha. He calls this selection 'Geisha Queen'
The Flavor is fruitier compared to the more citrus leaning flavors of most geisha with an intriguing spiciness to the cup a bit reminiscent of ginger and mint.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is honey-process coffee?
Honey-process coffee is a method where a portion of the coffee cherry's mucilage, also known as 'honey', is left on the bean during the drying process. This imparts a sweet, complex flavor to the coffee, enriching its taste profile. Our Coffea Diversa Guatemala Geisha Queen Honey employs this method, delivering a unique, tantalizing brew.
What is special about Guatemala coffee?
Guatemalan coffee is renowned for its high-quality beans, rich flavor, and well-balanced acidity. Thanks to the country's varied microclimates and high-altitude growing regions, these beans often boast notes of chocolate, nuts, and fruit. The exquisite taste and quality of Guatemalan coffee, as showcased in our Coffea Diversa Guatemala Geisha Queen Honey, make it a favorite among coffee aficionados worldwide.
What is light roast coffee?
Light roast coffee refers to coffee beans that have been roasted for a shorter duration, resulting in a lighter color and no oil on the surface of the beans. Light roasts are characterized by their bright, fruity, and acidic flavors, often allowing the unique taste profiles of the coffee's origin to shine through. They offer a more nuanced, delicate flavor experience compared to darker roasts.
Freshly Roasted to Order
Coffea Diversa Guatemala Geisha Queen Honeywill be roasted to order & shipped fresh. All shipping is USPS.