Don Pachi Geisha Kaffee

€26,90/g

In this naturally prepared Geisha coffee we taste sweet tropical notes, with stone fruit aromas and a long jasmine finish. Refined and colored with an elegant and rich flavor, reminiscent of wine.

Über den Kaffee

Our Geisha coffee from Panama grows on 0.5 hectares on a cutting on the slopes of Boquetes. The trees benefit enormously from the microclimate that exists 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 for harvesting.

The coffee cherries are dried with their pulp on 'African drying beds.'

In this naturally prepared Geisha coffee we taste sweet tropical notes, with stone fruit aromas and a long jasmine finish. We chose the "classic" lot from Don Pachi's farm, who shaped the landscape of Specialty Coffee as we know it. With all the different processing and fermentation methods currently being developed, it's 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 well-known 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 in 4th generation by Francisco Seracín Jr. Don Pachi coffee farm is ideally located for growing coffee in the Callehonseco District, at an altitude of 1400 to 1550 meters. In Boquete, very strong winds blow down from the mountains to the Caribbean side. On the one hand, this means difficult growing conditions for the coffee trees: weak varieties can hardly withstand them. On the other hand, they allow for a cooler microclimate in which the coffee cherries ripen slowly. This is essential for the incredibly great flavors of the Panama Geishas.

Francisco's father - aka. Don Pachi - brought the first Geisha coffee seeds from a lab 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.

Panama, however, was not yet known for its specialty coffee at that time. Political instability and difficult access to international purchase markets made it almost impossible to establish the Panamanian coffee sector for the world market. Because of the difficult growing conditions, and due to low yields of the Geisha variety, it was a long road for Don Pachi to establish the variety. However, through his passion for coffee, along with a fair amount of bite and tenacity, he was able to establish the Geisha variety throughout Panama. From here, it also made its way to the Hacienda La Esmeralda farm, known for its exceptional Geisha lots. Don Pachi is now considered the "Godfather of Geisha" in Panama. He passed away in 2016 at the age of 78.