Continent: Central America
Farm: Hacienda La Esmeralda
Region: Boquete, Panama
Size: 4 oz
Layers of explosive tropical fruit and flowers with powerful aromatics. Jasmine, bergamot, fresh peach and candied lemon and lime, lychee, and maraschino cherry.
The 2019 harvest of this coffee scored 96 points on Coffee Review
"Blind Assessment: Vibrantly sweet, resonantly floral, cocoa-toned. Lavender, cocoa nib, kumquat, fine musk, toffee in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with bright, juicy acidity; crisp yet syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor-saturated finish that sustains each note from the cup in long, ringing clarity."
Once described as "God in a Cup" by judges in the Best of Panama competition, La Hacienda Esmerelda Geisha became a global sensation when, in 2004, it won the Best of Panama competition and set a record for the highest price ever paid for a coffee at auction.
Coffee lovers couldn't get enough of Esmerelda Geisha and it ignited a global "Geisha goldrush" among farmers eager to produce a coffee with similar characteristics: layers of explosive tropical fruit and flowers with powerful aromatics.
15 years later, La Hacienda Esmerelda Geisha of Boquete is still one of the most stunning coffees in the world and the most quintessential representation of the geisha variety flavor profile
Frequently Asked Questions
What is natural process in coffee?
The natural process, also known as dry processing, is a method of coffee production where the coffee cherries are dried in the sun with their pulp and skin still attached. This method often imparts a sweet, fruity flavor to the coffee, creating a complex and rich taste profile. Our Panama Esmeralda Geisha Natural follows this process to deliver an exceptionally delightful brew.
Why is Geisha coffee so special?
Geisha coffee is considered special due to its unique, exquisite flavor profile and its rarity. Originating from Ethiopia and brought to Central America, Geisha coffee beans are known for their distinct floral and fruity notes, often described as jasmine, bergamot, tropical fruits, and even tea-like. This, combined with the fact that the Geisha plants are low-yielding and require specific growing conditions, makes this coffee a prized and sought-after variety.
What do Panama coffee beans taste like?
Panama coffee beans are renowned for their bright acidity and complex flavor profiles. Depending on the variety and processing method, Panama coffee can exhibit flavors ranging from sweet and fruity to rich and nutty. Our Panama Esmeralda Geisha Natural, in particular, showcases the distinctively elegant and layered taste of the Geisha variety, providing a unique coffee experience.