Region: Junin, San Martin
Elevation: 4500 ft / 1400 m
Part of a larger community of growers, known as the Pangoa Cooperative, this offering from Julia Carmen Sulica produces a uniquely memorable cup. The Pangoa Cooperative was founded in 1977, and has a long history of protecting and empowering its members. The co-op provides health services for its growers and helps offset university fees for its members’ children. Geisha is an original coffee cultivar discovered in the ‘30s in the mountains around the southwestern town of Gesha, Ethiopia. It was transplanted to Panama in the ‘60s, where it famously produced some of the world’s best coffees at high elevations (2004’s Hacienda La Esmeralda being most notable). Despite being synonymous with Panama, many other South and Central American growers began to utilize the cultivar in the past decade, to a variety of results. This coffee combines sweet flavors typically found in Ethiopian coffee with a smooth and balanced body of South/Central American coffees.
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