Since Marie Jackie Mercer Vallarino entered the Best of Panama Competition in 2012 she has won top scores for her coffees. This Gesha stands out for its sweet, aromatic, effervescent flavor notes.
As in 2012, her Cantar Don Tito nano-lot scored well over 90 points, highest in 2018 for washed Gesha. The washed process is the classical, best means to bring out the pure intrinsic terroir-varietal flavor notes in any coffee. The Don Tito microlot is the epitome of a great Gesha coffee.
“Practices like the personal use of water from the aqueduct instead of river water, the importance of hygiene in showers, flushing toilets and well - ventilated living quarters in order to preserve a healthy and productive working environment.
“We provide our workers with credit at a local store to help them buy their food from every week. We believe in the importance of creating values, commitment, and working stability which will translate into “acquiring skills”, and we believe in the pride that comes from earning an honest living and the responsibility to family commitment. We also provide our workers with periodical visits by a team of doctors and nurses that are sent by the Ministry of Health to provide them with health care and vaccinations for their young. The permanent workers have all the beneﬁts required by law including public health care and a retirement plan. We also believe in having funds for special loans with no interest. We have a population of about 175 heads-of-group during harvest season and 15 to 25 temporary workers for other minor maintenance duties during the rest of the coffee year
“Our Geisha is grown at the highest point within the farm: 1,650 meters above sea level, and its ﬁrst harvest was 2012.”
The farm is “operated by its owner, a woman with strong convictions and the support of her workers, 99% from the Ngäbe Bugle tribe.”
“….the result of the love and care that is put into every step of its development and processing, perhaps the most important legacy is the true eﬀort of keeping tradition and craftsmanship is what gives this cup its unique quality, and makes this farm worthy of the tribute to King Solomon with its name: "Los Cantares”.
Orders must be placed by 6:00am (Eastern Time) on their roasting date.
We open the cart availability for each limited edition roast on the Friday afternoon before the date of roasting
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