Panama Esmeralda Special is going to be featured at Klatch Coffee's monthly cupping event on the fourth week of September. Hacienda Esmeralda has set many world record auction prices for its famous Geisha varietal, including this year's record price of $170.00 per pound at the "Best of Panama" coffee auction.
Esmeralda Special comes from a region in Panama known as Jaramillo, Boquete. This particular lot, Mario Carnival, was harvested during peak month of February, associated with pre-Lenten Carnival festivities.
Hacienda La Esmeralda is the holder of several online coffee auction records, once when it sold for $21.00 a pound on June 29, 2004, again on May 30, 2006 when it sold for $50.25 a pound, May 2007 when it sold for $130.00 a pound and yet again, this year a world's record price of $170.00 a pound.
The general public invited to participate in this extraordinary coffee event, at a $5.00 fee, at Klatch Coffee retail locations:
September 22, 2010, 7pm
San Dimas Klatch Coffee
806 W. Arrow Hwy Ste A
San Dimas, CA 91773
September 23, 2010, 6pm
Concourse Klatch Coffee
951 N Haven Ave
Ontario, CA 91764
September 24, 2010, 4pm
Rancho Klatch Coffee
8916 Foothill Blvd Ste C
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Director of Training, and two-time United States Barista Champion, Heather Perry, will lead each cupping. Just recently Ms. Perry won the "Best of Brew" challenge with Panama Esmeralda at the Ultimate Barista Challenge held at the Los Angeles Western Foodservice and Hospitality Expo.
If you are unable to attend the cupping event you can order Panama Esmeralda Mario Carnival online at www.klatchroasting.com.