DISCOVER OUR FIRST EXCLUSIVE BEANS EDITION

ESMERALDA GEISHA MONTANA

Rich & Harmonious

£100.00

150g Whole Beans – Light/Medium Profile

We are proud to share with you the first edition of our ultra rare coffee bean series: The Esmeralda Geisha Montana 71AS Nano Lot. This exquisite coffee, from Esmeralda's Canas Verdes farm, comes from the same winning Lot submitted to the Best of Panama competition this year.

Scoring 96 points by Coffee Review, this one of a kind exclusive coffee was roasted for filter extraction and is packed within the reusable Fellow Atmos container (worth £25), to enable you to preserve the freshness of the coffee over time.

Difference Coffee is accepting orders for the coffee until January 21, after which each order will be bespoke roasted and delivered the following week. A truly exceptional coffee and a rare treat for any coffee aficionado.

Edition size: 50 products


ESTABLISHED
1967

SOLD EXCLUSIVELY
TO DIFFERENCE

LIMITED TO
50 PRODUCTS

WHAT TO EXPECT

THE EXPERIENCE

AROMA

Complex and uniquely composed on the nose with notes of tropical fruit and wild honey.

TASTE

Sweet and tart structure with bright, juicy acidity and a syrupy-smooth mouthfeel.

OVERALL

A levitatingly aromatic coffee that’s evocative of a tropical lime — delicate, complex, rich, and harmonious.

STRENGTH 7

THE FINER DETAILS

ESTATE
Hacienda La Esmeralda
ORIGIN
Cañas Verdes, Boquete, Panama
LOT
Montaña 71AS
LOT SIZE
68kg
PROCESS
Washed
VARIETY
Geisha
LOT ALTITUDE
1,690M
HARVEST
2021

BREWING SUGGESTION

BREWING RATIO FOR V60
15g of coffee per 250g of water

BREWING RATIO FOR FRENCH PRESS
17.5g of coffee per 250 of water

WATER TEMPERATURE
95 degrees Celsius

“Panama Esmeralda Geisha is my favourite coffee because it reflects my cooking philosophy in the cup. It is elegant, balanced and with a strong identify. I am surprised every time when I taste it and rediscover all its nuances, and I am amazed at its complexity”.

ANTONIO GUIDA -
2 MICHELIN RESTAURANT SETA IN MILAN

Hacienda La Esmeralda became one of the most famous coffee estates in the world when it pioneered the Panama Geisha bean circa 2004.

EVERY COFFEE TELLS A STORY

The varietal is a native of Ethiopia, where it was first gathered for export in the 1930s. Slowly and without fanfare, the bean made its way to small-scale coffee farms in the mountains of Panama, where for decades it grew undistinguished from other varietals.

An outbreak of blight in the early 2000s changed everything. Farmers at Hacienda La Esmeralda observed certain coffee plants thrived while others perished, and that those hardier specimens yielded a noticeably different bean. Upon learning that this elongated bean was the Geisha varietal, they separated those plants and moved them to higher elevations. The first harvest produced a coffee of outstanding quality, with a flavour and aroma unlike any other.

The Panama Geisha is today recognized as an exceptional bean, and Hacienda La Esmeralda continues to astonish competition judges and discerning coffee drinkers alike. The estate’s Panama Geisha beans, grown for a short season in micro-lots, are some of the most expensive in the world. This superstar product has set multiple records for auction prices and won first prize at the Panama Cup and other elite contests year after year. At Difference Coffee we’re thrilled to be able to present Panama Geisha coffee purchased directly from this most storied of estates.

ESTATE CERTIFIED

CERTIFICATE OF EXCLUSIVITY

Sold exclusively to Difference Coffee, this edition is limited to 50 units only.

DISCOVER

THE STORY OF THE
ESMERALDA GEISHA

Interview with Rachel Peterson of the legendary Hacenda Esmeralda

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