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Ninety Plus Gesha Estates #227



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Coffee Story

This special coffee was grown by Ninety Plus Gesha Estates, founded by Joseph Brodsky.This specific batch was just used by Chad Wang (of Jascaffe China) to win the 2017 World Brewer's Cup (WBrC) 2017 this June in Budapest and JBC Coffee Roasters just scored an outstanding 97 points at the Coffee Review with this coffee.

The story:

Joseph started in coffee with his older brother, Michael, at JBC Coffee Roasters in Madison, Wisconsin 20 years ago.

Since then, the brothers have come full-circle with this collaboration and the fruits of their farming and roasting excellence are becoming part of a larger movement with limited batch 227 from Ninety Plus Gesha Estates in Panama.

227 features a new fermentation profile designed by Ninety Plus Gesha Estates general manager Jose Alfredo Escobar Sandoval. This fermentation profile delivers an ultimately complex and new taste. Taroh Suzuki called it Japanese white peach and said the coffee "tastes like the color pink."  The judges in Budapest awarded Chad Wang and 227 the top score in the first round open service and top score in the final with tasting notes including mango, vanilla, pink grapefruit finish, and cola.

JBC Coffee Roaster's is proud to now offer this stupendous coffee to our customers. This brotherly collaboration represents a shared familial passion for amazing coffee and the relationships surrounding it. Joseph and Michael join Jake Brodsky, Co-Founder of Novo Coffee, as three of five coffee brothers owning significant coffee industry companies. I guess you could say coffee is in their blood.

Coffee Review

97 pts      Aroma: 10     Acidity: 9     Body: 9     Flavor: 10     Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment: Delicate yet deeply aromatic, gloriously and almost impossibly complex in its fruit and floral expression. Fruit ranges from grapefruit through lychee to passionfruit; flowers suggest lavender, rose, more. There is chocolate and a grapy Cognac reduction, and finally a savory resonance we called sweet mushroom. Juicy, floral-tart acidity; viscous, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is laden with complex floral top-notes in the short, rounding to hints of sweet fruit and deep Cognac-toned chocolate in the long.

Bottom Line: An extraordinarily original coffee, both in story (Gesha variety, unorthodox processing) and in its stunning aromatics, both intricately complex, yet grandly and resonantly complete.

Review by Kenneth Davids, Coffee Review, July 2017. Review at Coffee Review.

Ninety Plus Gesha Estates #227


Aroma and Flavor notes: 
Almost impossibly complex in its fruit and floral expression.
Silla Del Pando, Volcan, Panama
Ninety Plus Gesha Estates
Growing elevation: 
1400-1800 Meters
Jose Alfredo Process

Weight: 4 oz

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