For the second year in a row, a coffee from Panama was named the top coffee of the year. This year's No. 1 coffee is Finca La Mula Geisha, roasted by JBC Coffee Roasters in Madison, WI, from coffee beans grown on Willem Boot's La Mula farm in western Panama.
"Geisha" or "Gesha" is a rare Ethiopia-derived botanical variety of coffee that boasts elongated beans and a distinctive floral and chocolate cup. Coffee Review described the coffee, which earned 97 points (out of a possible 100) as "Immense, sweet, juicy, intricate. Lilac and jasmine, peach, apricot, rosehip, much more in aroma and cup." The coffee beans, which were priced at $120 per pound, sold out long ago.
According to Kenneth Davids, Coffee Review's editor and lead taster, "We selected the top 30 coffees based on quality (represented by overall score), value (reflected by most affordable price per pound)
The full list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2015 is available at CoffeeReview.com.