Esmeralda Boquete Geisha is 100% geisha, a blend of high quality, NON-AUCTION lots with many attributes of our highest quality geisha in a muted, delicate manifestation. This delicate and sophisticated cup offers an intense floral, tea-like aroma along with a sweet, bright fusion of berries, stone fruit, strawberry jam and a subtle hint of green tea in the cup. When it comes to flavor and affordability, our new Geisha from the Peterson Family is collectively the best choice!
About Panama Geisha
Panama Geisha is grown in the highlands of the Boquete region in the Chiriqui Province of western Panama. The particular coffee that won these awards was Esmerelda Special grown by the farm Hacienda La Esmerelda where elevations are from 1,450 to 1,700 feet above sea level on the slopes of Mt. Maru. Geisha coffee plants are known for their elongated fruits, or coffee cherry, and the Geisha coffee is distinguished for its light body with honey and citrus flavors that provide an outstanding taste profile and cup character.
Esmeralda Special (Gesha or Geisha varietal) is a variety of coffee produced by the Peterson Family at Hacienda La Esmeralda in Boquete, Panama. It originates in the Boquete region of Panama on Hacienda Esmeralda. The farm was originally purchased by former Bank of America president Rudolph A. Peterson. It is still owned and operated by his immediate family.
The Peterson Family has won countless first place prices in national cupping events, their geisha varietal coffee is world renowned - gaining Hacienda Esmeralda top honors. Mario San Jose comes from a part of the estate located in high altitude above the creek.
As mentioned before, Hacienda La Esmeralda is the holder of online coffee auction records, once when it sold for $21 dollars a pound on June 29th, 2004, again on May 30, 2006 when it sold for $50.25 a pound and in May 2007 when it sold for $130 a pound and this year was no different.