Very limited supply so we are only roasting small micro-batches once per week. NEXT ROAST Tuesday 2/9/2016. If this is part of your order and you are ordering prior to the roast date, we will ship entire order only after this next batch is roasted.
The last batch of natural Geisha we offered from La Esmeralda was just named as one of the best coffees of 2016 by the Good Food Awards. This was an amazing honor for us and we are proud to be the first roaster in the world to garner a Good Food Award with La Esmeralda Estate's coffee. Rachel Peterson from La Esmeralda even made the trip to San Francisco to take part in the award ceremony.
Since first identifying the Geisha on their vast farm several years ago, the team at La Esmeralda has invested countless hours to ensuring that the varietal will thrive in their wonderful micro-climate within the mountains of Boquete, Panama. Sure, many farms all over the world grow the Geisha -- driven in part by the very high prices La Esmeralda commands for this special coffee - but only a very tiny handful of farms do it as well as La Esmeralda. Simply, Esmeralda established the bar when it comes to growing, harvesting, and processing the Geisha.
Esmeralda's talent for growing coffee is matched by their commitment to the well-being of their employes. They offer daycare and built a nursery school for the children of their seasonal workers and have established a scholarship program for their permanent workers, among other socially-reponsible programs. The farm is also Rainforest Alliance certified.
While we are sold out of the Lino lot that was recognized by the Good Food Awards, this lot, Noria 59, is a natural lot from the Jaramillo side of the volcano, just on the outskirts of Boquete, and is very similar in profile to the award winner.
Crisply sweet; brisk but juicy; complexly nuanced acidity; smooth, satiny mouthfeel. Black currant, strawberry, lychee, milk chocolate, blueberry.
Sold in 8oz bags.
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