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Hacienda La Esmerelda

Hacienda La Esmerelda

In 2002, the son Daniel noticed that the coffee bushes in a particular valley produced coffee of a remarkable quality. These superior coffee beans were sold separately as Esmeralda Special. Though altitude presents challenges for growing and harvesting, it is up in the mountains of Boquete that the unique floral and citrus aromatics of geisha coffee shine brightest. Because of these unique circumstances, only fifty to hundred bags are produced a year. The 2017 crops from Hacienda La Esmeralda, an old coffee farm in Boquete, Panama and an exclusive crop with cupping scores of over 90 points.

Anaerobic Slow Dry Process

Anaerobic Slow Dry Process

Klatch Coffee has two of Lamastus Estates Family ASD Geishas, one being the Elida Geisha Natural ASD, the other Elida Geisha Natural 1028 (Green-Tip ASD).
ASD stands for Anaerobic Slow Dry, wherein the coffee is placed into fermentation tanks for 120 hours with the pulp, and then placed onto drying beds with a thick layer for a total time of five weeks. This ASD processed Geisha coffee was used for brewers cup by Wilford Jr. of Lamastus Estates in 2019. The coffee beans were grown in 1850 Masl in the Torre lot, and this lot is a neighbor lot from the Best of Panama Elida Geisha Green-Tip ASD of 2019.

All in 'Good Spirits'

All in 'Good Spirits'

All in 'Good Spirits' US COFFEECHAMPS PRELIMS 2020 - BREVILLE BACK ALLEY Klatch Coffee Hosts US CoffeeChamps Prelims for 2020 During October 4th-6th, we at Klatch Coffee hosted 5 events for the US CoffeeChamps. The Preliminaries are Community Driven Events – competitions at the local level.

Heather Perry is a finalist in The Spirit Of Entrepreneurship Awards 2019

Heather Perry is a finalist in The Spirit Of Entrepreneurship Awards 2019

The Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) at Cal State San Bernardino announced the finalists for this year's Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards program. 33 entrepreneurs were selected from a pool of over 200 nominees. The 38 semi-finalists participated in a reception on September 25 sponsored by RP&B CPAs, where they interacted with the event judges. Immediately following the reception, the judges convened to select the finalists. The finalists for the event will compete for the Spirit of the Entrepreneur award in eleven (11) different categories at the 17th annual awards black-tie gala on November 13 at the Riverside Convention Center. Winners will be announced at the event.

Washed Process gives a balanced cup of coffee

Washed Process gives a balanced cup of coffee

Washed Process The method coffee is processed can have a big impact on the flavor of the coffee. In the washed process the coffee bean or the “seed...

Cupping 101

Cupping 101

How do we develop the flavors of our coffees? How are coffee flavors determined? These are just some of the questions we'll answer here today. Cupping steps to flavors: Cupping is a process Klatch Coffee does to determine our coffee offerings and flavor notes for chosen coffees.

What's Your Flavor?

What's Your Flavor?

How do we come up with flavors? It isn't a quick process. First we start with roasting and cupping the coffee. This will involve multiple cuppings. For cupping, Klatch uses the SCA Flavor wheel and Counter Culture Flavor Wheel to determine the flavor notes. We feel that providing flavor notes will help to identify flavor

Coffee Fest 2019 Los Angeles

Coffee Fest 2019 Los Angeles

Mike wraps up Coffee Fest LA 2019 with a note on how it went. We were so happy to be a part of this event and loved seeing friends, new and old.

What a great time we had visiting so many friends and customers at Coffee Fest this past week. With the show now running together with the Western Foodservice Show, we are also meeting tons of new chefs and restaurants who want to improve the quality of their coffee.

Klatch Coffee Elida Geisha Green Tip Natural

Klatch Coffee Elida Geisha Green Tip Natural

Klatch Coffee -- 

the Southern California-based specialty coffee roaster whose $75 cup of coffee made headlines earlier this year – has purchased Best of Panama 2019 winner, the Elida Geisha 1029, for $1,029 per pound.

Coffee Filters: Your Complete Guide

Coffee Filters: Your Complete Guide

Bleached vs unbleached? Different shapes? Quality? Choosing the right coffee filter can get complicated. Do you need one? Yes. Filter paper plays an important role in the process of brewing. Filters separate the grinds from the coffee. The last thing you want to drink are grounds! Does the size and quality matter? Yes!...

Handcrafted Coffee with Love

Handcrafted Coffee with Love

My first manual brewing device was a hand-blown chemex made in the 60's. I still remember hand grinding my beans and measuring them out by the scoop. I used a pyrex measuring cup for my water, and tried to pour hot water out of a small pot to brew my coffee.

How Does Terroir Affect The Flavor Of Coffee?

How Does Terroir Affect The Flavor Of Coffee?

Klatch Coffee’s experience, the Ortiz Family of Finca Las Mercedes in El Salvador and Wilford Lamastus of the Elida Estate in Panama are both essential, developing high-grade, world class coffees which elevate our palates, and keep us coming back year after year to sample and purchase their delicious offerings.
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