Roasting Wednesday, March 24th.

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Tasting Notes

Jasmine, Brown Sugar and Bergamot in the aroma. Tea-like mouthfeel, with lemon and honey in the cup. Delicate, sweet, long lasting finish. It reminds us of the original Auction lot geishas from Hacienda La Esmeralda in Panama from 15 years ago that brought this variety to international fame 


Background Info

 The Gesha/Geisha variety has been the world's most sought after since it rose to fame in 2004 after Hacienda La Esmeralda won the Best of Panama cupping competition with it. Since then it has slowly been planted at farms around the world.

Few farms outside of Panama showcase both the complexity and sweetness of this variety at it's best.

Tanzania has a long and important history in the story of this variety. All of the Geisha in Panama and now planted around the world descends from a plant called VC496 that was selected from wild collected material from Ethiopia Decades ago. Read more  Here

Despite gifting this variety to the world, it has never been a cultivated variety in Tanzania until recently. 

Acacia Hills Coffee Estate

When a new group, including former coffee roaster Mark Stell took over ownership of the Acacia Hills property in 2007, they began importing varieties from Central and South America to try at the farm. This included Castillo from Colombia, Pacamara from El Salvador along with green and bronze tip Geisha selections from farms in Panama. Geisha they decided to plant at the highest portion of the farm at 1800m-1900m. Making it not only the highest grown coffee in Tanzania, but also one of this highest grown coffees in all of East Africa outside of Ethiopia. Currently only 15 acres of Geisha are in producing. This year was the first year they had enough to separate the Peaberry from. They entered this lot to Tanzania's 'Cupping on the Competition' where it took 1st place and is the first coffee ever after several years of this competition to score over 90 points. The winners of this competition were sent to online auction this year, and after assembling a group of coffee roaster friends from around the world to bid on this coffee, we were successfully able to acquire it for Paradise! We will also be featuring some of their Pacamara variety in the near future as well. As far as we are aware, it is the only Pacamara being commercially grown in Africa currently.







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  • Continent: Africa
  • Country: Tanzania
  • Farm: Acacia Hills Coffee Estate
  • Process: Washed
  • Region: Ngorongoro
  • Variety: Geisha

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