QUALITY SCORE: 93.50
Coffee blossom / Mango / Pineapple / Passionfruit / Lemon / Peach
suggested for espresso and filter
>when we roast<
We freshly roast to order all coffees on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, shipping the same day!
Cut-off time is 6:00pm (UTC+1) of the day before roasting.
THE STORY BEHIND
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.
This shade grown Geisha bean varietal is grown at 1700 meters on the family-owned and operated Hartmann Estate in the Santa Clara region of Panama. Its micro-climate is ideal for keeping the cherries cool during the summer with mild temperatures all year round combined with the nutrient rich volcanic soil of the region. Using modern eco-friendly and natural processing methods, this coffee yields a classic Panamanian Geisha profile -- a smooth body, honey and jasmine aroma and a lingering sweet aftertaste.
But it’s a fail in humid or wet regions. If the drying isn't progressing fast enough, the fruit degrades, rots or molds.
Dry-processed coffees can also be wildly inconsistent. If you want a cleanly-fruited, sweet, intense cup, dry process (DP) takes more hand labor than the wet process. Even the most careful pickers will take green unripe or semi-ripe coffee off the branch as they pick red, ripe cherry. If these are not removed in the first days of drying, the green turns to brown that is hard to distinguish from the ripe fruit.
The Geisha revolution set off a intense search for Geisha among coffee buyers and a primal pilgrimage to Ethiopia to find the source of that flavor.
Its name reflects the place and year it was collected by scientists who fanned out on a research expedition in Ethiopia to catalogue its coffee varieties.