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Esmeralda Geisha Washed

It gives me great pleasure to announce the pre-release of our newest Geisha, Leon 2. We secured a most rare and remarkable micro lot of 93-94 point Panama Geisha from the legendary estate Hacienda La Esmeralda. At just 68 kilos pre-roasting, this lot of Geisha beans was too small to be sold alone at auction. Knowing it was too special to combine with other beans, the estate offered us exclusive access to the entire micro lot.

We now have the first batch (of two) roasted and ready. Out of 352 boxes in the batch, having set some aside for our discerning restaurant clientele, we are making 200 available to our private clients on a first-come, first-served basis.

Price starts at £45.00 per Box of 10 capsules

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Tasting Notes

The Domaine de la Romanée-Conti of Coffee

Aroma

Calabria bergamot citrus interlace with Grasse Jasmine flowers and rose petals.

Taste

A super juice cuo with great balance and consistency and a refined and multidimensional acidity.

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

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
OriginCañas Verdes, Boquete, Panama
ProcessWashed
VarietyGeisha
Strength6
LotLeon 2
Lot Size69.1KG
Lot Altitude1,683M
Harvest2019
Min. Net Weight50G