Georgio’s in Farmingdale: Coffee rarities

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In October 2011, Georgio and Lydia Testani relocated

In October 2011, Georgio and Lydia Testani relocated their store, Georgio's Coffee Roasters, from Huntington Station to Farmingdale. Photo Credit: Newsday / Erica Marcus

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Georgio's Coffee Roasters has come into possession of some of the world’s most sought-after beans: La Esmeralda Geisha from Panama and Kopi Luwak from Indonesia. At the 2012 Hacienda La Esmeralda auction, some lots sold for as much as $65.50 a pound. As for Kopi Luwak (aka “cat poo coffee"), the just-picked beans are left overnight on the ground so that local civets can ... process them. In the morning, they are collected and vigorously sanitized.

On Oct. 27 at 4 p.m., Georgio’s will host a tasting and discussion of both coffees for $20 per person. Reservations required.

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After the tasting, the La Esmeralda will be selling for $100 a pound for as long as it lasts; participants will get a 20 percent discount. The Kopi Luwak is priced at $20; no discounts.

In other, less rarefied coffee news from proprietor Georgio Testani, starting this week, his store will be holding tastings every Friday from noon to 4 p.m. Three different coffees will be brewed.

Georgio’s Coffee Roasters is at 1965 New Hwy., Farmingdale 631-470-7797.

Georgio and Lydia Testani, owners of Georgio's Coffee Roasters in Farmingdale

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