Carmen Estate Geisha, Panama

Carmen Estate Geisha, Panama

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Located in the Volcan Valley at an altitude of 1700 meters next to the Costa Rican border, the Volcan Valley is considered one of the most important coffee growing regions in Panama. The Carmen Estate is run by third-generation Franceschi Family who have been producing high quality Arabica coffee beans for over fifty years and more recently have put all their extensive expertise into cultivating the delicate Geisha bean. The Volcan Valley’s volcanic soil, ideal drainage and optimum climatic conditions produce a coffee with a particularly floral aroma and tastes of chocolate, caramel, and multiple forest fruits.
£25.00 per 125g
... / per 6oz Cup A Note on pricing
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Very unusual but very tasty!

Fantastic coffee, never tried it before. Fully of fruity flavours.

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Climate / Geography

Carmen Estate is located in the Volcan Valley, Panama, at an altitude of 1700 meters. Nestled close to the Costa Rican border, and a 7 hour drive away from the capital of Panama City, the Volcan Valley is often considered as one of the most important coffee growing regions in Panama, with the valley’s volcanic soil perfect for cultivating high quality Arabica beans. Situated high in the mountains, the Carmen Estate micro-climate is also highly influenced by the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. The cool, frost free nights and dry, sun drenched days create an optimum growing condition for cultivating coffee.

Technical Information

  • Country: Panama
  • Altitude: 1650 - 1900 metres
  • Method: Sun-dried

Additional Info

This family run estate has a strong commitment to sustainability and ethical treatment of workers in their coffee production. Carmen Estate have been Rainforest Alliance certified, and follow the criteria for production developed by the Sustainable Agricultural Network. All skin, pulp and mucilage left over from the washing process is recycled and used as organic fertilizer on their farms, with nothing going to waste. Carmen Estate provides safe working conditions for the farmer, provided healthcare for all workers, and ensuring that children are not permitted to work on the farm, and are provided with education. Each year, their coffee cherries are mainly harvested by the indigenous Nobe-Bugle people

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Coffee is the solution..who cares what the question is.

  • Grind fresh

    An investment in a small grinder will take your coffee pleasure up from a 7 to a 9 in a single swoop.  Many of coffee's richest and most delicious flavors are lost within less than a minute of grinding - escaped sensory pleasure that could have been yours. The simple act of grinding your beans fresh gives you the maximum ability to unlock what your coffee has to offer.

  • Keep it fresh

    Stale beans loses flavor. Keeping beans fresh is easier than you think. Once opened, store your bag of coffee in a cool dry place.  We recommend using a vacuum sealed storage container to maintain aroma and rich, full coffee flavor.

  • Engage your senses.

    Engage all your senses to get the most from your coffee - like excellent wine, coffee (at it's finest) is a multi-sensory joy.

  • Less is more

    To get the most from your coffee we suggest drinking from a small glass. By drinking your coffee in a small glass (we sometimes use brandy glasses) and interspersing your sips with a little water, you will experience huge flavours from every mouth full.

  • Water and oxygen bring coffee to life

    Saliva helps to liberate the volatile aromas in your mouth and a big breathe of oxygen helps to carry those aromas up through the mouth and into the nose for retronasal smelling to take effect.  Our Head Taster, Guy Wilmot is obsessive about hydration as being one of the secrets to his success in the cupping room.

  • Heat your cup, drink it now

    Steamed milk drinks like Cappuccino, Latte and Flat White are little daily pleasures we love. Be careful to not over heat beyond 70C as milk starts to burn and loses it's sweet deliciousness.  To avoid the temptation, use cold milk in a cold jug when steaming and make sure you have heated your porcelain cup.  Enjoy your drink as soon as it is prepared (they call it espresso for a reason) - it'll be the perfect temperature without being overheated!

  • Save Money and Time, whilst enjoying higher quality coffee.

    Why not pick up an Impress Brewer from our accessories section. The Impress Brewer is not only a coffee plunger but also doubles as a thermal travel mug.  You can therefore brew your coffee on the go and enjoy it on your commute instead of spending money on coffee at a coffee shop... This way you can select your favourite type of coffee and enjoy it on a daily basis.

  • Did you know?

    Did you know that the 500 billion disposable cups we manufacture annually placed end to end could circumnavigate the earth 1,360 times? Why not try a KeepCup and do your part for the environment and look good whilst doing it..

  • How do you take yours?

    Apparently, espresso is regulated by the Italian government because it is considered an essential part of their daily life.

  • Did you know?

    Coffee is actually a fruit. Well…the bean comes from a ripped berry that is hand-picked. Could this be considered as your 5-a-day? We’ll let you decide.