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We have purchased lots from La Esmeralda via their famous auctions a few times over the years, but earlier this year we had the opportunity to visit their farm and to see first hand what makes La Esmeralda so special.
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.
This Geisha is the Lino Sun-dried natural lot from the Cañas Verdes side of the volcano, just on the outskirts of Boquete, similar to the Leon Natural we most recently had though differing significantly from washed Geishas and the Bosque lot we offered from them this year.
We are proud to announce that Ken Davids from Coffee Review scored this coffee an amazing 96 (a 10 out of 10 on flavor). This is the second 96 we have received for a coffee from La Esmeralda. Here is what Ken had to say about this special coffee:
"Blind assessment: Crisply sweet, deeply and exhilaratingly intricate. Orange blossom, ripe raspberry, roasted cacao nib, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Brisk but juicy, complexly nuanced acidity; smooth, satiny mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but resonates in a long, echoing finish.
Who should drink it: Those who value exhilarating aroma and flavor supported by a complexly expressed structure as crisply dry as it is juicily sweet."
Sold in 8oz bags.
Very limited supply so we are only roasting small micro-batches once per month.
NEXT ROAST 10/14/15.
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. Read More...