From our friends at Hacienda La Esmeralda in Panama, the source of our Good Food Award winner!
Limited Roast schedule. The entirety of any orders placed before roast date with this coffee will ship on roast date. NEXT ROAST 4/27/16. Please email Nick@BirdRockCoffee.com if you have trouble ordering.
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.
As with all good Geisha's jasmine appears in the cup but here it is a little more balanced than some Geisha's which is what we loved about this lot. Sometimes the jasmine is too perfume-like but here, it is just right, adding an interesting element without being a distraction.
Coffee Review just reviewed this awesome coffee and we scored a 95. Here is what Ken Davids had to say about this lot: Blind assessment: Crisply sweet, deeply nuanced and cocoa-toned. Almond butter, cocoa, bergamot, jasmine in aroma and cup. Lyrical acidity, juicy and buoyant; light but plush, silky mouthfeel. Bergamot and almond notes persist in the resonant, flavor-saturated finish.
Sold in 8oz bags.
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