Hartmann Gesha Natural #3 - NOW AVAILABLE

Hartmann Gesha Natural #3 - NOW AVAILABLE
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Hartmann Gesha Natural #3
 
We sold out of the first Gesha I roasted last week, and it was a stellar coffee. 
Our final Gesha is now on the shelf and the pourover bar. I'm at a bit of a loss as to what I should say about it because it's been an emotional trip for me. I have a lot invested in this coffee. I've traveled to Panama several times to build a friendship with the Hartmanns. I've spent years learning about coffee from the farm to the processing facility and into my roaster and finally the cup, so that I know about varieties of coffee and the effect that growing and picking and processing practices have on the inherent flavors and aromatics in the cup. I have 21+ years of roasting experience in which I've changed and manipulated my style to suit my palate, and I've developed an ability to pinpoint a perfect roast profile on a new coffee. And don't forget the almost-14 years of building the DoubleShot, cultivating a quality-focused business that is uncompromising and unapologetic about our care for the coffee. It all adds up to form a large cauldron of experiences that are the basis for my evaluations and opinions about coffee. That load can cause a lot of highs and lows.

This morning when I made my first pourover of the Hartmann Gesha Natural #3, I could tell it was going to be a powerful event. And as I drank the coffee, it occurred to me that I was in the middle of the best cup of coffee I've ever had. And each sip, with its lush body and sweet, complex aromatics, took me closer to the bottom of my cup. I thought about the idea that this may very well be the best cup of coffee I will ever taste in my entire life. For whatever reason, the stars aligned and this fleeting moment was in my hands. I felt as though, if I were to die before I reached the end of that cup of coffee, it would be ok. Because this might be as good as it gets. 

I know this all sounds ludicrous, but the sentiment is truly genuine. And I'd be remiss if I didn't tell you about it. The cup was so profound because it paralleled my life in many ways and opened up tear ducts of history and sobs of joy. You may not have the same experience. And it is so personal that I don't think I want you to. I even feel a little jealous recommending it to you, but I do think you should try it. I promise, this is an amazing coffee.

The DoubleShot pastry kitchen developed a Lemon Bun that accentuates the citrus notes in the Gesha. It's fresh baked at the DoubleShot, and the recipe card is available with the coffee.


Thanks for going on this journey with us throughout 2017. It's been an exciting ride. Don't forget to pick up coffee for Christmas and Hanukah and we have plenty of cool, coffee-centric gifts for you or your loved ones.
You can read more about the Gesha here: 

https://www.doubleshotcoffee.com/products/hartmann-gesha-natural-3

Your Roastmaster,
Brian


ps. Pictured above is Alois Hartmann from around 1930. He was a pioneer in Panama. Read more about him on the Gesha label.
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