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Esmeralda Geisha Washed

We are proud to share with you our latest news: our newest Esmeralda Geisha was awarded 94 points by ‘Coffee Review’. This is the second Esmeralda release to have received the highest score in capsule by the publication in 2020.

Harvested in May 2020, the Aguila 52s nano-lot, of which there are only 113.5kg, was sold exclusively to Difference Coffee. It is richly aromatic and perfectly balanced, with a silky smooth mouthfeel. An extremely rare edition, of which we have produced only 1250 boxes and is sure to be selling out before Christmas.

November 10th Update: From today, through to the end of November, twenty percent of the purchase price of these boxes will help support coffee growers in the Highlands of Panama who had recently suffered immense losses due to Hurricane Eta. This is an indulgent way of showing your support for reducing their financial hardships and improving the sustainability of the Panamanian Specialty coffee community. The donation will exclude boxes sold at a discounted rate.

Price starts at £45.00 per Box of 10 Nespresso compatible capsules

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Legendary Estate

Legendary Estate

Exclusive Lot

Exclusive Lot

Limited Edition

Limited Edition

Tasting Notes

The Domaine de la Romanée-Conti of Coffee

Aroma

Grasse Jasmine flowers and ripe apricots.

Taste

A super juice cup with apricot sweetness and a fruity hard candy aftertaste.

Serving Suggestion

Serving Suggestion

30ml Espresso Shot

30ml Espresso Shot

The ideal serving measure for optimal balanced extraction

No Milk

No Milk

Milk will mute the floral notes and acidity of the coffee

Long Black

Long Black

Long Black - Add 2 shots of water

“Panama Esmeralda Geisha is my favourite coffee because it reflects my cooking philosophy in the cup. It is elegant, balanced and with a strong identify. I am surprised every time when I taste it and rediscover all its nuances, and I am amazed at its complexity. ”

Antonio Guida - 2 Michelin Restaurant Seta in Milan

Hacienda La Esmeralda Special

Hacienda La Esmeralda became one of the most famous coffee estates in the world when it pioneered the Panama Geisha bean circa 2004. The varietal is a native of Ethiopia, where it was first gathered for export in the 1930s. Slowly and without fanfare, the bean made its way to small-scale coffee farms in the mountains of Panama, where for decades it grew undistinguished from other varietals.

An outbreak of blight in the early 2000s changed everything. Farmers at Hacienda La Esmeralda observed certain coffee plants thrived while others perished, and that those hardier specimens yielded a noticeably different bean. Upon learning that this elongated bean was the Geisha varietal, they separated those plants and moved them to higher elevations. The first harvest produced a coffee of outstanding quality, with a flavour and aroma unlike any other.

The Panama Geisha is today recognized as an exceptional bean, and Hacienda La Esmeralda continues to astonish competition judges and discerning coffee drinkers alike. The estate’s Panama Geisha beans, grown for a short season in micro-lots, are some of the most expensive in the world. This superstar product has set multiple records for auction prices and won first prize at the Panama Cup and other elite contests year after year. At Difference Coffee we’re thrilled to be able to present Panama Geisha coffee purchased directly from this most storied of estates.

Interview: Rachel Peterson – Hacienda La Esmeralda


Technical Info


EstateHacienda La Esmeralda
OriginEl Velo, Boquete, Panama
ProcessWashed
VarietyGeisha
Strength6
LotÁguila 52S
Lot Size113.5KG
Lot Altitude1,870M
Harvest2020
Min. Net Weight50G