“Geisha” is a word used among coffee enthusiasts to describe the origin of a certain type of bean. Transported decades ago from Ethiopia, the strikingly African tasting coffee is rooted in Panama. Being a particularly rare bean, due to its location-specific growing environment, 8 ounces (roughly 9 cuppa’s) costs $35. Despite its high prices, addicts and aficionados alike can’t get enough of it.
I had the fortune of walking into my favorite Dallas coffee shop, Davis Street Espresso, to see that they were serving it. $7 later, I sat blown away by the simplicity of the coffee. It was brewed on a Steampunk by Alpha Dominche, which is a full immersion brew method. That is, the coffee is steeped in the water, rather than extracted through, like a V60. Despite it being brewed this way, which typically brings out a more robust body, the coffee was slick and refreshing.
I didn’t ask for the tasting notes, but I gathered that sweet, fruity-floralness characteristic of an Ethiopian; yet more minimal. It was honed. It was delicious, and I absolutely intend to try more. Has anyone else tried this coffee?
Thanks for taking a look, and always drink it black.