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Lino 2SN Gesha Natural

Strawberry, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Hibiscus

$70.00 Sale Save
Lino 2SN Gesha Natural
Lino 2SN Gesha Natural
Lino 2SN Gesha Natural
Lino 2SN Gesha Natural
Lino 2SN Gesha Natural
Lino 2SN Gesha Natural
Lino 2SN Gesha Natural
Lino 2SN Gesha Natural

Blue Label | Hacienda La Esmeralda

Lino 2SN Gesha Natural

Strawberry, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Hibiscus

$70.00 Sale Save

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This juicy, intricate Gesha introduces itself with aromas of strawberry, hibiscus, and vanilla bean. Notes of raspberry iced tea, redcurrant, and ruby red grapefruit accompany mandarin sweetness and crisp Meyer lemon acidity. The finish features a tamarind candy note and a hint of clove.

Producer: Hacienda La Esmeralda
Farm: Cañas Verdes
Region: Boquete
Altitude: 1,700 masl | 5,577 feet
Varietal: Gesha
Process: Natural
Roast: Light-Medium
Notes: Strawberry, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Hibiscus

Available whole bean in a 50g jar (with gift box) or a 4oz pouch. This coffee roasts and ships on Tuesdays only.

This is one of two high-elevation microlots from the Esmeralda Special collection that we are offering this season, both from the famed Cañas Verdes farm. The Lino lot comprises 3.25 hectares in production, with an average tree age of 12 years. After harvest, the coffee cherries were slow-dried for 44 days on raised beds.

Cañas Verdes has a distinct three to four month dry season, but even then, the air is cool. Half of Cañas Verdes is part of the original Peterson holdings, purchased in 1967, which had previously been dedicated to pasture for beef and, later, dairy cattle. Several small growers had grown coffee in this hard-to-reach area for some time. After the rediscovery of the Gesha variety in 2004, the Peterson family began purchasing smaller lots around the original Cañas Verdes farm and expanding production. Since then, many award-winning Esmeralda Gesha lots have come from the hillsides of Cañas Verdes.

We've been proud to offer Geshas from Hacienda La Esmeralda for more than a decade. All of their farms are Rainforest Alliance Certified, attesting to Esmeralda's sustainable practices: reuse of leftover coffee pulp as a fertilizer; forest maintenance along watersheds; timing coffee tree pruning around bird nesting season; use of hydroelectricity and sustainable wood burning to run the coffee mill; and more.

On our most recent visit, in April 2023, our green coffee buyer was impressed by the Petersons' continued spirit of experimentation. They are testing 32 different processes, including combinations of fermentations, yeast inoculations, and drying techniques. Working with a local university, they have begun isolating and culturing native yeasts found at their farms and on coffee cherries, including different genera such as Pichia, Candida, and Saccharomyces. The various yeasts have been used to inoculate coffee fermentations, with the most successful trials increasing the floral and stone fruit qualities inherent to Gesha when compared to commercial alternatives.

Roast Schedule

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

All items in your order will ship with the Blue Label coffee unless you request otherwise in the order notes in your shopping cart.

Packaging

Blue Label coffees are available whole bean only, in 4oz or 8oz pouches, and are eligible for $3 First Class or $5 Flat Rate shipping.

Coffee orders over $50 ship for free within the contiguous US.