Roast Date: Monday, September 29th
We're very excited to offer our new Carnaval (Green Tip) Geisha from the Peterson family! This lot is located next to Montaña, on the Cañas Verdes side of the mountain in Boquete Panama at 1,700-1,800 meters. This Geisha offers an intensely jammy, juicy cup with hints of pineapple, melon, green apple, raspberry along with a creamy body and a subtle tea-like aftertaste. This is definitely one of our favorite new Geishas from the Peterson Family.
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 Esmeralda Special grown by the farm Hacienda La Esmeralda 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.
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.