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This selection from Hacienda La Esmeralda's Special Reserve collection is luscious and complex—a beautiful example of a natural-process gesha. Aromas of cherry liqueur and Swiss chocolate greet you, with a cherry note carrying through into the cup alongside amaretto and apricot. The tea-like body with tangerine sweetness settles into a captivating aftertaste of jasmine and a hint of marshmallow.
This coffee is available whole bean in 8-ounce Blue Label tube packaging, and will roast and ship on Tuesdays and Thursdays only.
Producer: Hacienda La Esmeralda
Region: Boquete, Panama
Altitude: 5,495 feet
Notes: Cherry, Jasmine, Tangerine
From the producers, Hacienda La Esmeralda:
"At Esmeralda we hand-pick the ripest, reddest cherries. Our careful attention ensures an elegant and complex cup, with notes of jasmine, stone fruit and bergamot. Nurtured in the volcanic soils of Boquete and sprinkled with the mists of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, this is an exceptional Esmeralda Geisha.
"To produce Mario Natural 1, we use only recycled water, sourced from the highlands near our mill. Proceeds from this coffee have gone to such programs as a school for our pickers' children during harvest with hot meals; a supply of rice, beans, and sardines for all harvesters and their families while they live on the farm; and a bi-annual bonus of at least 30%."
Mario Natural is a selection from La Esmeralda's Special Reserve collection, which consists of limited lots that are sold by direct trade outside of the Esmeralda auction.
La Esmeralda's industry-leading environmental sustainability practices and support for its employees and their families have made us proud to partner with the Peterson family for many years. Learn more about their sustainability efforts on their website.
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For the month of December, this coffee will be produced twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All coffee and merchandise in your order will be produced and shipped on the same day unless you specify otherwise in the Order Notes section of your shopping cart. Please see our Shipping FAQs for more details.