Panama Los Lajones Gesha
Delicate, floral, complex
This varietal originated in Ethiopia but came to prominence and more widespread popularity after its introduction to Panama. The Lamastus Family Estate farm scored the highest ever price for a Gesha in the Cup of Excellence back in 2018 – $803/lb!!
This is not that coffee but it gives you an idea of what a Gesha is – delicate, slightly floral, complex, like “the after-milk of a bowl of Fruity Pebbles” according to Keith Hill our in-house provider of interesting coffee descriptions. This is a past crop, hence the lower price, but it gives a good account of itself and is a great introduction to the Gesha world.
It’s a low yielding varietal which thrives in the volcanic micro climate around the Baru volcano, close to Boquete.
Give it a try. Delicious when prepared in a French Press or aero press in my opinion. We’ll have a current crop Gesha from this farm within the next 30 days so watch out for that if you enjoy this one.
Eric Lee (verified owner) –
This is quite delicious. Loving on espresso of course after giving it about 8 to 10 days to degas.
Mick Hill –
That’s great that you let it settle. Glad you like it!
MARGARET R JEDYNAK (verified owner) –
I have a JURA coffee machine. I like this bean because it’s still mellow and buttery despite hitting the STRONG button. I also like it because it has no oils on top of it so it is acceptable inside a grinding machine like JURA. Will continue to order.
Chris Johnson – TX (verified owner) –
I run this in my Decent espresso machine with LR2 or LR3 profile. Intense but incredibly balanced sweetness. Refined fruity flavor with captivating floral notes and chocolate milk finish – getting into tea type flavors and smells. The delicate body allows you to savor this unique taste.
This is by far my most favorite reasonably priced bean. Telluride has treated me very well with this special coffee and their service and personal notes in their shipping boxes is an added extra touch that I very much enjoy.
Mick Hill –
Thanks Chris. We were lucky to find this one. We’re out of it now unfortunately but I’m looking for more from the same farm.
Definitely some soft black tea notes to this – I think our raoster Max did a nice job with this!