About this coffee
Our geisha coffee from Panama grows on 0.5 hectares on a corridor on the slopes of Boquote. The trees benefit enormously from the microclimate there due to the strong winds.
When the cherries are ripe in December, harvest time begins. The beans are hand-picked by the Seracín family. Because the trees grow so tall, a ladder is needed to harvest them. The coffee cherries are dried with their pulp on African drying beds.
This naturally prepared geisha coffee has sweet, tropical notes, with stone fruit aromas and a long jasmine finish. We have chosen the 'classic' lot from Don Pachi's farm, which has shaped the landscape of Specialty Coffee as we know it.
With all the different processing and fermentation methods currently being developed, it is nice to take a step back and taste where it all began: Balanced, floral and so sweet.
About the Farm
The Don Pachi Farm is located in the famous coffee growing area of Boquete in Panama. It is named after its founder, the Italian Antonio Serracín Sr., who founded the farm in 1873 /Today Don Pachi Estate is managed by Francisco Seracín Jr. in the 4th generation. The Don Pachi Coffee Farm is ideally located for growing coffee in the Callehonseco District, at an altitude of 1400 to 1550 m.
In Boquete very strong winds blow down from the mountains to the Caribbean side. On the one hand, this means more difficult growing conditions for the coffee trees: weak varieties can hardly withstand them. On the other hand, they allow a cooler microclimate in which the coffee cherries ripen slowly. This is essential for the incredibly great taste of the Panama Geishas.
Francisco's father - aka Don Pachi - brought the first Geisha coffee seeds from a laboratory in Costa Rica around 1963 and planted them himself on the farm. This is the geisha from which the other geisha coffees in Panama developed, but Panama was not yet known for its specialty coffee at that time. Political instability and difficult access to international markets made it almost impossible to establish the Panamanian coffee sector on the world market. Due to the difficult growing conditions and low yields of the Geisha variety, it was a long way for Don Pachi to establish the variety. However, his passion for coffee, together with a good portion of bite and tenacity, enabled him to establish the Geisha Variety throughout Panama. From here it also reached the farm Hacienda La Esmeralda, known for its exceptional geisha lots. Today Don Pachi is considered the "Godfather of Geisha" in Panama. He died in 2016 at the age of 78 years.
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