Hacienda La Esmeralda Montañas 71AS
|Roaster Location:||London, England|
|Coffee Origin:||Boquete growing region, western Panama|
|Est. Price:||£100/150-gram packet|
|Review Date:||December 2021|
Blind Assessment: Complex, uniquely composed, tropical. Ginger blossom, cocoa nib, lychee, sandalwood, wild honey in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with bright, juicy acidity; syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. The finish carries through on the promise of the cup, with rich fruit notes in the short and deep florals in the long.
Notes: Geisha (also Gesha) continues to be one of the world’s most celebrated and sought-after coffee varieties, and Hacienda La Esmeralda Geishas like this one remain among the most authentic. This version is from the same lot that took eighth place in the 2021 Best of Panama Washed Geisha competition. It was processed by the wet method with the ferment conducted under anaerobic (reduced oxygen) conditions with a special yeast innoculation. Difference Coffee aims to present only the finest of the world’s coffees as determined by green coffee competitions and other measures of distinction. For more information visit www.differencecoffee.com.
The Bottom Line: A levitatingly aromatic coffee that evokes the tropics: delicate, complex, rich, harmonious.