Panama Esmeralda Geisha 1500 Natural
We had the opportunity of obtaining the second batch of coffee from the Paterson family. A well known coffee producers and previous winner of the Best of Panama. Hacienda Esmeralda is a known for producing top quality coffee in Panama. Previously the we had the opportunity to roast the Diamond Mountain coffee which is also a natural process coffee.
This selection is the Geisha 1500 series. There are many different types of Geisha lots that is available from Hacienda Esmeralda. The main collection are the
a. Geisha Special
b. Private Collection
c. Geisha 1500
What makes this coffee special Geisha 1500 are only processed as wet or washed process. In 2020, the Geisha introduced a new product which is sun dried or a natural process coffee. We were excited to bring this coffee to you.
Hacienda Esmerelda consist of four farms. Canas Verdes, El Velo, Jaramillo and Palmira. This Natural process Geisha is produced at the Jaramillo farm, which is located in the West of Boquete. For the natural process coffee, the ripest cherry is picked and goes directly to the patio to be put on dry. Depending on the weather and the composition of the lot, the coffee will dry for 3 to 5 days on the concrete patio for 8 hours a day. Upon reaching a desired moisture level, the coffee is then brought to the Guardiola dryer to expedite the drying process mechanically. This method is to avoid the sour and fermented notes on its coffee as natural sun dried process could take weeks before it is properly dried. Upon reaching the right moisture level, the dried cherry is then milled. The dried coffee beans is rested for 30 to 45 days in a nylon bag to stabilize and improve the cup quality.
The dry fragrance can feel the fragrance of strawberries, peaches, blueberries and flowers. The entrance is also made of peaches and strawberries As the main axis, followed by bergamot, fresh blueberries, peach yogurt, with a little rose smell, Delicate and sweet.
Varietal : Geisha
Altitude : 1500 masl
Origin : Jaramillo, Boquete
Process : Natural