La Camilina Gesha - Panama

CUP SCORE 94.00 (SCA cup protocol)

*Competition Series*

Jasmine / Raspberry / Strawberry / Kiwi / Melon / Peach

suggested for espresso and filter


We roast to order all coffees on Wednesday and Saturday, dispatching on next working day. Cut-off time is 8am UTC+1


Technical detail

Roberto Brenes          Panama     
Producer             Country
      Volcàn                   1780 mt 
 Region/Zone          Elevation   


Dry (natural)            Gesha    
Fermentation       Cultivar    


       March 16            September 16
     Picked in              Landed in


          600 kg               Vacuum Boxes
     Lot size                Arrived in
   Rubens Gardelli     drum roaster
  Roast profile by    Roasted on



Coffee Review's #1 Coffee of 2014.
This award-winning Gesha also received 1st place in the 2016 Best of Panama on the "natural processed" exotics / Gesha category!

Camilina is the cute granddaughter of producer Roberto Brenes and he named this natural Gesha lot after her.
La Camilina lot comes from Finca La Aurora. It is a farm devoted to the production of high quality Geshas and other SHB coffees in a sustainable environment, preserving at maximum the flora and fauna of the farm. It is located between 1.570 and 1.770 mts in the highlands of Candela, close to the border of Panama and Costa Rica.
The Finca is comprised of 30 hectares, 14.5 of which are farmed, and the rest remains pristine highland tropical forest. Shade is provided by native trees and the area has a stable micro climate without a lot of difference in temperature between day and night. The high altitude also calls for a later harvest and the combination of this with the forest and shade provides for a limited-supply, highly complex beans.
All Finca La Aurora production is processed by Café de Eleta S.A., a state of the art coffee plant and mill only 3 kilometers away from the farm. Café de Eleta installations include a modern laboratory for cupping and hand selection of the best grains and coffees.
Coffee is processed either semi washed or washed. Coffee is sun dried, and finished drying in the mill. Coffee packing is done at the requirements of clients. High end coffees like La Camilina lot are vacuum packed and boxed.

Geisha (the Spanish spelling of the word Gesha) is a variety of coffee crop under the Genus of Arabica. Originally found in Ethiopia by Mount Gesha and hence name Gesha, its roots are from Ethiopia. One of the first experiments at bringing this variety out of Ethiopia occurred in Panama and Costa Rica. The challenges in getting the Gesha (then named Geisha by Spanish speakers) to grow and produce coffee cherries were immense. Once these challenges were overcome the results in the cup were unlike any coffee ever tasted. The Geisha provides a high level of complexity with a delicate almost tea like body. With its generally elongated beans and distinctive floral and chocolate cup, the Gesha variety continues to distinguish itself as one of the world’s most unique coffees.

Wholesale Orders

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If you're a retail store or coffee shop, please Contact Us for more information on any of the coffees you see here.

please note

All orders are shipped on Friday, Monday and Wednesday (excluding national Holidays).
Cut-off time is 11:59pm (UTC+1) of the day before shipping days.