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Sant'Eustachio whisking in egg whites for texture and adding sugar to mask the flavor is adorable/enjoyable, but not as, uhh, "coffee" per se.

 

I didn't know this about the egg whites but I see Sprudge mentions it.

 

I've been very pleased mail-ordering from George Howell, particularly the beans they "direct trade". Joe Pro occasionally sells George Howell, too.

 

Swallow Café has Heart.

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I wasn't kidding about threatening them to make sure the cup is hot.

after ten days in Spain my pour over of month old counter culture beans tasted like fucking heaven. I'll tell you that.

I'm very happy with my amw-sc-2kg.

I haven't seen it (and it's paywalled).

 

The title of "Will the Flavor of Geisha Change Everything?" seems to suggest a flawed premise though, given that Hacienda La Esmeralda has been the hotness for like over a decade now.

 

Then again, Neuschwander obviously knows her stuff.

 

Is the thesis something like – high-end ge(i)sha coffee is really expensive, but is compelling enough that it might drive a different cafe business model that makes sense with > $10 cups of coffee?

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The Art of Eating is worth subscribing to. The article actually focuses on the Petersons. The thesis is that the commercial success of Gesha suggests coffee variety and terroir will become more and more important for coffee drinkers, akin to wine. I've heard George Howell make a similar argument at one of his slideshow presentations.

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Is the thesis something like – high-end ge(i)sha coffee is really expensive, but is compelling enough that it might drive a different cafe business model that makes sense with > $10 cups of coffee?

 

We were in Panama a few months ago and brought back a small bag of Geisha, which cost us $25. It is an incredibly smooth and mild coffee that almost reminds you of tea. Although I liked it, I prefer my coffee on the mild side. I'm not sure I see Geisha becoming popular here, where most people prefer a coffee taste veering towards motor oil.

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I've never had geisha cold-brew, but it seems like it'd be a waste, no? I feel like in general you wouldn't get the floral notes that you really want there.

 

Then again, I've paid stupid prices for natural process geishas instead of wet process ones, so what the heck do I know?

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