Producer:Price, Rachel, Daniel and Susan Peterson
Farm:La Esmeralda
Farm Size:123.6 acres, 3% of which is Gesha
Lot Size:300 pounds
Altitude:4,900 - 5,400 ft.
Harvest:January - March 2013
Soil:Volcanic with high levels of organic material
Production Method:Demucilaged
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Rainforest Alliance Certified Bird Friendly Certified
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This lot called "Boquete" is a blend of Geshas from several La Esmeralda lots. While not as intense as the auction lots, the Boquete has the unique flavor that has made La Esmeralda famous, and goes for a third of the price. The cup is very clean and sweet. Notes of Earl Grey and apricot, white peach and sweet lemon.

La Esmeralda's Gesha variety coffee first appeared in 2004 when it won first place in the Best of Panama Competition, taking the international jury by storm. Gesha, an Arabica coffee variety exported from the wild forests of Ethiopia in 1931, was introduced into Central America in the 1950’s. It was a disappointment back then because its production was quite poor and so very little was grown. Then in 2004 the Petersons, owners of La Esmeralda, decided to change their coffee entry into the yearly Panama coffee competition, selecting only their Gesha variety instead of the blend of coffee varieties they had been offering up before. Gesha is now established as one of great and most expensive varieties of Arabica.

La Esmeralda deserves great praise not only for the Peterson’s original vision but for how well crafted the coffee is. Quality continues to improve. La Esmeralda’s great sweetness indicates real care in picking strictly ripe fruit. Because Boquete's rainy climate causes uneven ripening the coffee plants must be handpicked as many as fourteen times over three months to assure only ripe cherry. We highly recommend their website, perhaps the most complete, most informative of all farm site: La Esmeralda

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Orders must be placed by 6:00am (Eastern Time) on their roasting date.
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Limited Roast - See description for next roast date.