Wonderful taste and aroma
Have to say I'm a bit disappointed, considering it's supposed to be the best coffee in the world it appears to be lacking in taste/flavour.
Climate / Geography
Hartmann Estate lies in the picturesque sub-region of Santa Clara, close to the Costa Rican border. At 1500 meters the altitude of the Hartmann Estate is not as high as some of the other coffee estates in the region, but it’s micro-climate is more than ideal for producing high quality Arabica beans. Coffee beans are grown in the nutrient rich volcanic soil of the region, and the micro-climate provides the farm with mild-temperatures year round. The Hartmann Estate prides itself on their shade-grown coffee trees. This method of growing coffee not only helps protect the natural bird life, but also produces some of the sweetest and most aromatically pleasing coffee in the world.
- Country: Panama
- Altitude: 1260 - 1500 metres
- Method: Sun-dried
Geisha is a low yield coffee, which has resulted in its premium price and exceptional high reputation. Originally from Ethiopia and exported to Central America in the 1950s, Geisha coffee trees take over 4 years to fully grow and start producing ripe cherries. The family run Hartmann Estate began planting the Geisha bean varietal on their farms in the 2000s, in their shade grown farms using eco-friendly and natural processing methods. The Hartmann Estate is renowned in speciality coffee circles for their forward thinking processing methods, and commitment to sustainable coffee production.