An incredibly juicy cup with apricot sweetness and a citrusy aftertaste. Complex notes of jasmine flowers, bergamot and stone fruit. The Domaine de la Romanée-Conti of Coffee.
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.
Michelin Restaurant Seta, Milan
WHAT MAKES THIS COFFEE RARE
Only 690 boxes available in 2022
Only 45kg available
Sourced from the most coveted farm in the world
Esmeralda Geisha Washed is a very special Arabica that is unlike any other. Only the ripest cherries are picked at the right time, meaning harvesting can last for a few months … but some things, like this, are definitely worth waiting for. When the beans are graded anything over 90 is sold or auctioned, but the very best lots are kept for the Best of Panama competition or for preferred buyers such as Difference Coffee. We have an established relationship with Esmeralda who now offer us the privilege of early access to their most distinctive micro-lots before they go to auction.
Harvested in July 2021, the Bosque 41AS nano-lot, of which there are only 45kg, was sold exclusively to Difference Coffee.This version is from the same lot that took fourth place in the 2021 Best of Panama Washed Geisha competition and scored a whooping 93 points in the competition. It was processed by the wet method with the ferment conducted under anaerobic (reduced oxygen) conditions with a special yeast innoculation. This edition, therefore is extremely limited, expected to produce 690 boxes only.