The Modern Origin of the New High End

In 2004, Hacienda la Esmeralda sparked the modern Gesha coffee movement when they identified this prized plant on the Mario lot. Originally purchased by the Peterson family in the 1960s as cattle pasture, the land had nurtured coffee since the 1890s. By 1988, the family pivoted, focusing on redeveloping the farm exclusively for coffee.

Recognizing superior quality in a specific group of coffee trees within the Mario lot, Hacienda la Esmeralda diverged from tradition, separating coffee into microlots to showcase exceptional varieties. This microlot made its debut in the Best of Panama competition, unveiling the modern world's first pure Gesha coffee. This groundbreaking lot fetched a price ten times higher than others, marking the dawn of specialty coffee's new wave.

Today, the Peterson family's commitment to innovation and quality sustains Hacienda la Esmeralda's position as a leader in the global coffee landscape. Continual improvement and expansion programs solidify their standing among the world's top coffee producers.

This set ships in a beautiful collector's box celebrating this coffee's grand history and it's place in the new high end (while supplies last).

Region: Palmira, Panama

Farm: Hacienda La Esmeralda

Producer: Peterson Family

Variety: Gesha

Mario Natural Gesha: A lively and refreshing cup with
notes of Tamarind, Watermelon, Cherry and Lime.

Trapiche Washed Gesha: A charming and vibrant cup with
notes of Strawberry, Orange Blossom, and Rose.

Reserve & Exotic coffees are on a limited roasting schedule.

Anything ordered with it will be delayed and shipped alongside it.

Brewing Parameters:

Grind Size: Medium-fine
Dose: 20g
Brew Time: 3:15
TDS: 1.30
Pour: Pulse

Grind Size: Medium-fine
Brew Time: 3:10
TDS: 1.29
Pour: Pulse

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