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.