One week ago, when Herkimer dropped off the first sample roast of this Guatemalan Geisha, I was overjoyed to see this amazing coffee back for the second year in a row. Now that it’s finally ready to go, I’m even more excited about this roast. It’s come at the perfect time: as more and more of us are brewing our coffee at home, we have a daily opportunity to savor a special cup. Coffee that might otherwise be saved for the weekend, can now be enjoyed everyday. It’s a great way to bolster morale and remind ourselves of all the precious things in the world.
Last year, our friend Scott Richardson at Herkimer told us, in hushed and excited tones, that he got his hands on a rare Guatemalan Geisha. In 5 years of partnership, this was the first Geisha we'd seen from Scott— but knowing how meticulous he is in hand selecting coffees directly from farms, we knew that this would be a true masterpiece. It was… and this year’s lot is even better! As with all coffees of this caliber, it's an extremely limited lot. We feel lucky to have secured this special batch just for you.
Geisha beans are known all over the world for their rarity and their soft, balanced notes of florals and fruits: their seemingly endless flavor complexity and tasting notes go on for miles. We call Geisha the “cashmere sweater of coffees”. Like a cashmere sweater, the warmth, coziness, and quality of this coffee are beyond compare.
With one sip, you'll understand exactly why we’re so excited for this Geisha. The aroma is to die for: intense sugary fruit, with a toasty, floral character hiding underneath. Brewed up, the coffee is perfectly balanced, with a lush sweetness that never feels peaky or harsh— we taste evolving flavors of honey and pineapple, raspberry, raw sugar and iced tea. The finish resolves into a creamy cocoa, beer foam hoppiness, and yes, a touch of fresh pine.
We lassoed the first coffee unicorn of 2020 for you! Back and better than ever, we know this coffee is going to fly out the door. Reserve a bag of Herkimer’s small-lot exclusive, Guatemala Geisha El Estadio, and wrap yourself, or someone you love, in this "cashmere of coffee"— a little luxury for your morning.
This Week Matters: Free Shipping on all coffee
This week, we're removing all standard shipping costs to support the great artisan roasters behind our coffees. With less people at cafes, your morning cup carries extra meaning to our roasting community. Enjoy great coffee at home with free standard shipping this week, on us. Use promo code: FREESHIP-0320. Offer expires 3/22 at midnight.
||★★★★★||★★★★★ We expected to taste the honey a bit more, but still a very good, smooth coffee!|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ Little underwhelming for my expectations. But good and bright fruity notes and a nice tart punch.|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ Brew this in your office and your coworkers will get jealous. Smooth coffee with sweet fruity and milk chocolate notes. Brewed in my french press.|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ This was absolutely stunning. No matter where you were, if you closed your eyes, you were sipping it on a porch on a rainy morning.|