La Esmeralda Grand Reserve, Panama Geisha

La Esmeralda Grand Reserve, Panama Geisha

Hacienda La Esmeralda Grand Reserve is one of the world’s most famous coffees, renowned for achieving record breaking prices at auction and winning the Best of Panama award several times. Grown at approximately 1,850 meters above sea level with extremely complex aromatics and flavours including jasmine and stone fruit. Brilliant and clear acidity with bergamot notes in the cup. Finest geisha in the world.
£20.00 per 50g
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Climate / Geography

Hacienda La Esmeralda is grown in the bouquet region of the province of Chiriqui in the South-West region of Pamana. This area has a mountainous topography, which produces various distinct microclimates, which has a distinct influence on the coffee profile. The fairly cool weather and recurrent mists slows down the ripening of the coffee cherries, yielding a denser and more flavourful bean.

Technical Information

  • Country: Panama
  • Altitude: 1850
  • Method: Fully washed

Additional Info

Hacienda La Esmeralda is run by the Peterson Family, who bought the farm in 1967. There was always coffee grown on the farm but it wasn’t until 1987 that the family decided to grow the crop on majority of the land. The whole family is involved in the production and pride themselves on absolute consistency and excellence in preparation. This is perhaps the reason why Hacienda La Esmeralda has achieved record breaking bids at their annual coffee auctions multiple times and won the Best of Panama award several times.

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  • Grind fresh

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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