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#845 Do you know the coffee called “Geisha”?

I found a pack of coffee beans at Costco.

When I went to Costco I found a pack of coffee beans named “Geisha”. Surprisingly, the coffee company which produced the coffee packs was the company that I used to work long time ago. I looked at the coffee for old time’s sake. Although I was interested in it, I didn’t buy it because the price was quite expensive. A pack of coffee was 4458 yen.

Let me explain about “Geisha” coffee.

For Japanese, geisha means traditional and highly skilled entertainers. Actually I have seen a coffee package with geisha girls before. I was wondering if geisha coffee is related to Japan when I saw it back then.
This time I checked it on the internet.
Geisha coffee was discovered in Ethiopia in 1930. In 2004, this coffee was made famous in Panama. It won the best of Panama coffee auction.
The coffee has incredible floral, citrus and honey flavors. Now, it’s the highest per-pound price ever paid at the coffee auction.
Geisha’s name comes from “Gesha” region of Ethiopia. The point is that geisha is not the actual name. It is supposed to be “gesha”. So geisha coffee doesn’t have any connection with Japan and geisha girls.

Geisha or gesha!?

The other day, I found the article “Stop calling it Geisha already” on the internet. Some coffee experts say that we should call it gesha instead of geisha.
My question was answered after reading the article.

On a second thought, maybe I should have bought it, shouldn’t I?
Have you tried gesha coffee before? How was it?
Is coffee worth it?

Small joy!!(2018.9.21)

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 yoko | 2018.10.09 23:57

200gで2049円は高いねー。
大体巷のブレンドで860円くらいだもんね。
私も買わないかなぁ。

『gesha』を最初に聞いた人が、『ゲイシャ』に聞こえちゃったのかなぁ。
それとも『ゲイシャ』って名前だと、売れやすかったのかねぇ。。。

買って、飲んでみればよかったのに。
( *´艸`)

ブレンド以外だったら、『ホンジュラス』っていうのが好きだな。
でも、今は内戦とかあって、手に入らないんだって。とっても美味しいのに残念です。

nako nako | 2018.10.10 22:22

コーヒー専門家に聞いたところ、コストコのこの値段は安いとのことです。
日本市場の半値だそうです。無理して買えばよかったかな笑!
スターバックスリザーブ(スタバの高級店)で、Geishaコーヒーが1杯1200円程で飲めます。
心と懐が余裕の時に飲んでみたいと思います。ただし期間限定だったりするので注意です。

ホンジュラスコーヒーもチャンスがあれば飲んでみたいと思います。

そうそう、geishaになっちゃったのは芸者のイメージを使った方が売れると思ったんでしょう。
音的に記憶に残る名前にしたかったとか。実際に聞き間違えもあったのでしょうね。

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