$22.00A Geisha is a varietal that originated in the town sharing that name in Ethiopia, and was brought to Central America in the 1950s. Don Pachi Francisco Serracin was then responsible for bringing this varietal to Panama from Costa Rica. It is the most sought after varietal in the world. This year, Jeff Duggan bought all Don Pachi Natural direct from producer Francisco Serracin. We are lucky enough to be one of three coffee roasters to have this coffee and the only roaster in Orange County to boast having this coffee. This is a dry-processed or "natural" coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or "washed" coffees.
$19.95More than half of this farm is located in the Volcan Baru National Park, a protected ecological reserve and sanctuary for exotic plants, birds and mammals such as the tropical tiger. The Baru volcano is one of the highest volcanoes in Central America and covers 7 different climate zones. The coffee is only grown up to 1,850 meters, the highest elevation to grow coffee in Panama. There are several local conditions that set this coffee apart from others. The farm is located at a very high elevation, one of the two highest coffee farms in Panama. It is grown in rich, volcanic soil with a cool climate and a significant amount of fog and mist during the dry season. The coffee trees are surrounded by virgin-native cloudy rain forest, and because of the cool temperatures at night, it takes 2 to 3 years longer than the average coffee tree before these trees begin to produce. The low temperatures also contribute to an extended ripening time by 1 month, creating a more developed coffee bean.