Continent: Central America
Farm: Finca Santa Lucia
Roasting Wednesday, March 22
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Aromas of Coriander and Jasmine. A Lively Cup, delicate and Tea-like with notes of candied lemon, honey and white tea.
The Mierisch Family has operated farms in Nicaragua for generations, planting their first coffee farm in 1908. Several years ago while judging the Cup of Excellence competition in neighboring Honduras, They were very impressed by the quality of the coffees and the altitudes available to growers here. They decided to purchase some land at high elevation: 1600-1700m and plant a selection of their best varieties from their farms in Nicaragua.
The Mierisch's received seeds of the Geisha/Gesha variety from Don Pachi Estate in Panama in 2013. It was Don Pachi who first introduced this variety: Geisha T.2722 to Panama from the coffee variety collection at CATIE in the 1960's. They began Planting it at Santa Lucia Farm in 2014.
Here it has thrived, Consistently producing some of the best coffees to ever come out of Honduras. Their Gesha was 1st place in the Cup of Excellence in 2020 and 2021. 2022 they submitted a blend of Gesha and Yellow Pacamara that ranked 2nd. A consistently impressive coffee. This coffee show a different spectrum of flavors than Panama Geisha/Gesha. More Coriander than Bergamot. While still being an excellent example of the sweetness, vibrancy and floral notes this variety can have at its best.
The Cherries are pulped immediately after harvest and sorting, then dry fermented for 34-48 hours depending on the weather. After fermentation the parchment is put on raised screens in the sun for 2 days before being moved to the greenhouse and dried under 50% shade for an additional 13 days. After which the coffee is bagged in and allowed to stabilize for 1 month before milling.