Verve Brumas del Zurquí Natural Gesha

So I’m a bit of a coffee snob. I won’t drink instant unless I have too and I get annoyed by the mostly American habit of putting large amounts of milk (or worse non-dairy creamers) and sugar in coffee. My wife explained it to me. Americans got used to the taste of dark roasted (aka bitter) coffee with the cream and sugar make to make it more palatable. If only they would try a lighter — more flavorful — roast without all the stuff in it. Sigh! I did say I am a snob.

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I’ve drunk light roasted Ethiopian coffees — Harrar and Yirgacheffe — almost daily for several years. I love the subtle berry flavours. I’m not a coffee expert but I do enjoy a good cup and can tell my Harrar from my Yirgacheffe and my Sumatra from my Jamaican. And I always brew in a French Press.

Recently I started reading about Gesha. Gesha is a type of coffee bean that is grown and harvested in South America but which has origins in Ethiopia. Not many beans are harvested and as a result Gesha is both hard to find and expensive.

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So I was excited that Verve recently offered Brumas del Zurquí Natural Gesha for sale. I ordered an 8oz tin right away. Good thing too, as the Brumas del Zurquí Natural Gesha is sold out. The beans were grown in the San Francisco de Heredia region of Costa Rica by Juan Ramon Alvarado.

I have never done a cupping. I don’t know the “right” words to describe how this coffee tastes. I’ll try anyway. It is a smooth, light and enjoyable cup of coffee.

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