Equator Coffees

Monarch Gesha

4.7
4.7/5

Coffee Type: Single Farm

Region: Africa/Arabia

Roast: Medium-Light

Agtron: 62

Taste Descriptors

Aroma 90.0%
Acidity 90.0%
Body 90.0%
Flavor 90.0%
Aftertaste 80.0%
$42.00/4 ounces

Table of Contents

First Impressions

With an Agtron reading of 62, Equator Coffees’s Monarch Gesha carefully produces a medium-light roast that balances dark and light, smoky and bright flavors in a subtle, medium-bodied cup. There’s no oily sheen on the surface of a properly roasted medium roast, which gives it a different mouth feel from a dark roast.
Single Farm Coffee such as Monarch Gesha is made with coffee beans from a single location. It allows the consumer to have a direct connection to the farmer and provenance information.

Deep Dive

Equator Coffees’s Monarch Gesha is produced from Geisha trees which represent the ultimate luxury in coffee. Intricate and floral with notes of citrus blossom, jasmine, and sweet honey, they are both luscious and delicate. This rare coffee has an exceptional flavor that you can detect the sweet floral, citrus blossom, jasmine, and sweet honey fragrances as soon as the water hits the cup. A bergamot-like finish and a distinct though delicate acidity is typical for their flavor.
Equator Coffees’s Monarch Gesha is processed using a special method known as the Wet-hulled coffee processing method. Wet-hulled processed coffees are known for their extremely rich and strong body, but devoid of sweetness and with really low acidity. They may have a slight tobacco profile, but when we think of wet-hulled coffees, we think of average, inconsistent flavors. A very humid environment makes this method ideal. While the intense flavor of wet-hulled coffee isn’t for everyone, it makes for an interesting single-origin coffee for adventurous coffee drinkers.
Monarch Gesha is a well-established brand when it comes to coffee. Their operations are based in San Rafael, California but they source their coffee beans from Holualoa, North Kona growing district, Big Island of Hawai’i to produce Monarch Gesha. If you want more information regarding the roasters, you can get in with them by contacting them on 800-809-7687 or by visiting their website www.equatorcoffees.com.

Closing Thoughts

The coffee expert who created this blend didn’t take the easiest route. This flavor is like no other. The carefully selected beans and brewing process offer an exceptional taste experience. It’s truly something worth trying.

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