Panama Esmeralda Auction Lot Mario Geisha Natural - Klatch Coffee Roasting

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Panama Esmeralda Auction Lot Mario Geisha Natural

elderflower - blueberry - orange

Regular price $79.95 Sale


*SPECIAL ROAST

This coffee will be ROASTED on specific Thursday (12/13/18). 

Available for purchase soon!

Please order by Wednesday, 11:59 pm PST, to be placed on the roast queue to receive that week’s roast. 

Available in 25th Anniversary Gift Box


This Geisha exhibits an aroma of floral and fruit. Flavors of elderflower, with a fruitiness of blueberry, and a nice bright citrus-orange.

 

Esmeralda Private Collection is grown at Jaramillo, Quiel and Cañas Verdes farms at 1,600 – 1,800 masl.

The newest crops from Mario, the Hacienda La Esmeralda which is a natural process, an old coffee farm in Boquete, Panama and an exclusive crop with cupping scores of over 90 points. This farm produced the most expensive coffee sold at an auction three times and Mike has gotten a hold of some of these exquisite beans just for you.

 

Esmeralda Private Collection is grown at Jaramillo, Quiel and Cañas Verdes farms at 1,600 – 1,800 masl.

The air up in Jaramillo is a high up in the mountains kind of wet and cold, surprisingly perfect for making the aromatics of the Geisha variety sing. Though Geisha variety coffees had been planted fitfully all over the area, it was a lot separated out from one small region on this farm that first jumped out at the cuppers who tasted Geisha in 2004.

 

The farm jumps up from rolling hills on its lower part to steep 40 degree inclines higher up, making harvesting a manual and challenging affair. There had been coffee planted on the lower parts of the farm – as many as 15 different sub-varieties, little hybrids out of Costa Rica and Brazil, and in 1997 the Peterson family decided to plant higher up.

 

It is these high altitudes that really make the Geisha’s bright, floral aromatics express themselves. With cooler temperatures and massive shade trees that have been standing for ages, it turns out that Jaramillo is the perfect place for this variety to have landed. To this day many of our top performing micro-lots of Geisha coffee come from little patches on the slopes of Jaramillo.

 

 


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