La Esmeralda Special, Panama

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La Esmeralda Special – Coffee Collective

Origin: Boquete, Panama
Producer: Price Peterson & Family
Elevation: 1.600 masl
Cultivar: Geisha
Process: Mechanically depulped and demucilaged.
Harvest: April 2015
Roast Date: 7 Dec
Roaster: Coffee Collective

Taste Profile: Intense aromas of jasmine, citrus and bergamot.  Honeylike sweetness, lingering acidity and light creamy mouthfeel

This is probably the wildest, most aromatic coffee in the world. At Hacienda La Esmeralda in Panama the Peterson’s grow the variety Geisha, which has an amazingly intense floral aroma. The coffee cherries are depulped and mechanically demucilaged. The best lots, named Special, are only sold on their own auction. We’ve paid $41,50/lbs on auction which is 25 times higher than market price. This lot was hand picked in April 2015. We’ve roasted it very light in small batches, bringing out the freshness and vivid aromas as much as possible.

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The dream that drives The Coffee Collective is to explore and unfold exceptional coffee experiences in a manner that gives better living conditions to coffee farmers across the globe.

Coffee quality is brought about in three links: Farmer, roaster and barista. We work hard to ensure that these three links collaborate, working towards the collective goal: Exploring coffee’s taste potential.

As coffee is grown far from Denmark, it is important for us to work with transparency. With our Direct Trade model, we lay out a distinct set of criteria for our trading with the producers. Direct Trade is based on the notion that the better the quality we get, the better price we are able to pay, and the better quality we will have again the following year and so forth.

Ultimately, our dream is for a coffee farmer in Kenya to obtain the same status and living conditions as a wine grower in France.

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