California grown coffee. Didn’t know that was a thing, did you? It wasn’t until fairly recently when Good Land Organics, home of FRINJ Coffee, became the first commercial coffee farm in the mainland United States. In addition to passion fruit, loquats, avocados and dragon fruit, “this Geisha draws nutrients from a complex bouquet of soil biology and ecological context”1 and has become one of the most special coffees I’ve ever had the chance to try.
I was initially a bit apprehensive that the coffee would disappoint; the excitement of the context of the coffee would lead to a drinking experience that was underwhelming. Let’s just say that didn’t happen. The Good Land Organics Geisha is a beautifully clean, sweetly complex coffee that has been an absolute pleasure to brew.