La Esmeralda, Panama
La Esmeralda is famous for its Gesha coffee. Bosque was the Peterson family’s favorite coffee of 2020, and we agree. We are honored to share this exceptional lot - with crisp, sweet notes of jasmine, cooked peach, and ginger.
The farm's Gesha variety first appeared in 2004 when it won first place in the Best of Panama Competition, taking the jury by storm when the Petersons decided to change their coffee entry, selecting only their carefully grown Gesha variety. Gesha is now established as one of the great and most expensive varieties of Arabica.
Farmers are paid three times the average wage to ensure the highest quality beans are hand-selected--requiring dedication, focus, and often many trips to ensure peak ripeness. The premiums the farm is paid for its Gesha coffee go toward fostering such intensive work and a sustainable livelihood (https://haciendaesmeralda.com/). Even a few unripe cherries could disrupt the flavor, which is why microlots that have been carefully harvested are acclaimed for their ultimately sweet, delicate floral and fruit notes.
Limited Roast orders must be placed by 6am EST Monday of the roasting date.
If you wish to receive a grind other than whole bean, please include the request during the checkout process.
4,900 - 5,400 ft
Drip, Pour Over
Floral, Stone Fruit, Spicy