Panama | Hacienda La Esmeralda

Mario 51/52 Gesha Washed

$60.00 Sale Save

Clementine, Honey, Chamomile

Mario 51/52 Gesha Washed
Mario 51/52 Gesha Washed
Mario 51/52 Gesha Washed
Mario 51/52 Gesha Washed
Mario 51/52 Gesha Washed
Mario 51/52 Gesha Washed

Panama | Hacienda La Esmeralda

Mario 51/52 Gesha Washed

$60.00 Sale Save

Clementine, Honey, Chamomile

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A lush, supple washed Gesha from one of Panama's premier producers. Aromas of dried apricot and violet greet you, with a note of honey carrying through into the cup alongside clementine and lemon iced tea. The syrupy body with canned pineapple acidity settles into a captivating aftertaste of chamomile and a hint of nutmeg.

Producer: Hacienda La Esmeralda
Farm: Jaramillo
Region: Jaramillo
Altitude: 5,413 feet | 1,650 masl
Varietal: Gesha
Process: Washed
Roast: Light
Notes: Clementine, Honey, Chamomile

From the producers, Hacienda La Esmeralda:

"The air up in Jaramillo is moist and chilly, perfect for making the aromatics of the Gesha variety sing. The farm jumps up from rolling hills on its lower part to steep 40-degree inclines, making harvesting a manual and challenging affair.

"To this day many of our top performing microlots come from little patches on the slopes of Jaramillo."

"During the washed process, cherries are added to a receiving tank and water carries them down a funnel. 'Floaters'—unripe cherries that float on the surface—are discarded. The remaining cherries have their skin and pulp mechanically separated by a machine.

"The skin and pulp is collected to be used as fertilizer for the farms and pastures. The coffee is now comprised of the bean, surrounded by a layer of parchment, and covered in sticky mucilage. Coffees then go to a mechanical demucilager to have their mucilage scrubbed off. The coffee then rests in holding tanks, ready to be put to dry in the morning."

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.

Read more about their sustainability initiatives 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.