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Porton 5N49 Gesha Natural

$65.00 Sale Save

Pomelo, Lilac, Cherry

Porton 5N49 Gesha Natural
Porton 5N49 Gesha Natural
Porton 5N49 Gesha Natural
Porton 5N49 Gesha Natural
Porton 5N49 Gesha Natural
Porton 5N49 Gesha Natural

Panama | Hacienda La Esmeralda

Porton 5N49 Gesha Natural

$65.00 Sale Save

Pomelo, Lilac, Cherry

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This soft, luscious coffee opens with aromas of lilac and black cherry. Notes of light brown sugar, strawberry, and blueberry accompany papaya sweetness and pomelo acidity in the cup. The beautifully floral finish features lilac, rosehip, and a touch of sage.

Available whole bean only in an 8oz or 4oz pouch. This coffee roasts and ships on Tuesdays. Please scroll down for more details.

Producer: Hacienda La Esmeralda
Farm: El Velo
Region: Quiel
Altitude: 5,577 feet | 1,700 masl
Varietal: Gesha
Process: Natural
Roast: Light-Medium
Notes: Pomelo, Lilac, Cherry

El Velo is the newest of Hacienda La Esmeralda’s farms, purchased in 2012. This 50-hectare farm is the only one that is flattened out into rows. The farm is planted with Gesha and Catuai varieties in production, as well as tiny lots of more exotics varieties like Laurina, Pacamara, Mocca and SL28, along with some 400+ other Ethiopian coffee accessions as part of a long-term exploration of commercial viability. The farm is planted from 1,650-1,900 masl, though the land continues up the mountain all the way to 2,900 masl. Geishas from this region are floral, peachy and spicy.

During the natural process, harvested coffee goes directly to the patio to dry. The fruit of the cherry slowly dries out with the coffee bean still inside, infusing the bean with fruit and aromatic notes that carry through all the way to the cup.

Depending on the weather and the composition of the lot, the coffee will dry for 3 to 5 days on the concrete patio (8 hours per day). After it has reached a sufficient dryness, we rotate the lot into one of our Guardiola driers for 72 hours to round out the drying process and prevent unwanted fermentation. After drying is complete, the coffee beans are mechanically separated from the remaining fruit material.

Due to the high premium these coffees garner during auction, Hacienda La Esmeralda is able to pay its harvesters three times the typical wage, ensuring a good standard of living as well as the highest quality work.

La Esmeralda's industry-leading environmental sustainability practices and support for employees and their families have made us proud to partner with the Peterson family for many years. Learn more on their website.

Blue Label FAQ

Roast Schedule

Blue Label coffees roast and ship on Tuesdays only. Order by 4PM CT on Monday to be included in Tuesday's roast.

Your entire order will ship on the Blue Label roast day unless you request otherwise in your order notes.

Packaging

Blue Label coffees are available whole bean only, in 4oz or 8oz pouches.