Coffee Review ranked our Camilina Geisha #1 on their Top 30 Coffees of 2014 list!
Camilina is the cute granddaughter of Roberto Brenes (farmer/producer). He named this Natural Geisha lot after her. The Camilina is back after ranking #1 coffee of 2014 by Coffee Review. This brand new crop exhibits a delicate jasmine-like aroma, a distinct and bright citrus-acidity with hints of white wine and notes of berries, lemon, mandarin oranges and green tea. The delicate, unique and uplifting flavor notes that we've all come to love about this geisha are still prominent in every sip!
This coffee is getting better every year. Most trees that Finca La Aurora harvests do to the natural process are 4 to 5 years old, and in the range of 1675 to 1715 MASL. This high altitude combined with a dry climate enhances the result of this particular lot. This year, they have a larger crop, resulting in a more ripe, red (almost purple) coffee cherries. You know that can only be good news!
“Camilina is growing …not only she depicts an excellent coffee but also our love and care for responsible farming” - Roberto Brenes (farmer/producer)
This crop that we purchased is the same geisha from the same lot as the auction lot. It was purchased via our direct trade model, bringing this great bean to our customers at a significant value to the $179.82 lb green price of the auction lot.
Auromar S.A. has been engaged in the production of high-end rare quality SHB coffee since 2006. Presently the project is engaged almost exclusively in the farming of Geisha Coffee and to a lesser extent in the production of high quality Tekisic Coffee.
The Coffee production:
The farm, Finca La Aurora, is located at the North West corner of the Chiriquí province in the region of Piedra Candela; only two kilometers from the border of Costa Rica. The farm is comprised of 31 hectares where 16 hectares are pristine highland rainforest, sitting at the top of the property at an altitude ranging from 1700 to 1775 meters above sea level. The rest of the property, 15 hectares, lying between 1485 and 1700 meters is dedicated to the production of coffee. The average altitude of the plantation is 1,625 meters. Yearly temperature on the farm ranges between 16 and 25 degrees centigrade. Average rainfall veers around 3500 mm.
Today, coffee is planted on 9 hectares and the farm is expanding to 15 hectares in the next two years. Coffee is grown on a semi shade environment provided by endemic species of trees. Part of the shade is provided by high altitude avocado trees of the Hass variety.
The 2012 -2013 harvest yielded 1700 pounds of Geisha and 1600 pounds of Tekisic . All production is sold to international buyers. This year, 2013, the Auromar Geisha Ironman, won first prize in the Best of Panama (BOP) contest on the washed Geisha category.
All Auromar production is processed by Café de Eleta S.A., a state of the art coffee plant and mill only 3 kilometers away from the farm. Café de Eleta installations include a modern laboratory for cupping and hand selection of the best grains and coffees.
Coffee is processed either semi washed or washed. Coffee is sun dryed, and finished drying in the mill. Coffee packing is done at the requirements of clients. We have experience using gran pro packing, burlap or polypropylene. High end coffees are vacuum packed and boxed.
Auromar has a strong commitment with the environment, its stakeholders and its clients. Our aim is to produce the best quality coffee in a sustainable environment and preserving at maximum flora and fauna of the farm and its areas of influence. We are a child labor free farm and invest in the quality of life of our workers and their families.
Coffee Review gave the Camilina Geisha 97 Points!
Beautifully structured and almost impossibly intricate in flavor and aroma. The fruit sensation is so deep and so complex that one could find almost any note in it: we settled on guava, mango and tangerine. Intensely floral – passion fruit, lilac, lily – with crisp cacao nib and sandalwood complication. Rich, lyric acidity; syrupy but buoyant mouthfeel. The aromatic fireworks quiet a bit but still saturate the finish.