Geishas are back!
Monday Roast Date
Please order by Sunday, 11:59 pm PST, to be placed on the roast queue to receive on roast date.
Our Panama Abu Geisha Anaerobic Natural is here. With notes of floral, lemon zest and candy finish, each flavor echoes the landscape of Cañas Verdes, Boquete, Panama. The beans are grown in rich, volcanic soil at 1550 masl and receive lots of sunshine, with soft, tropical fog and mist covering the mountains and valleys in the mornings and evenings.
The coffee is hand collected in the optimum maturation point, then hand-selected and floated with mountain spring water. The whole cherries are fermented for 48 hours in open tanks. Once this first stage is finished, the cherries go through a second phase of anaerobic dry process for 72 hours.
After the fermentation is completed, the cherries are transferred manually to the African raised beds to the final sun-dried stage for 25 days.
Cañas Verdes is near the famed Finca Hacienda La Esmeralda, with a humid and rainy microclimate typical of tropical rainforests. Coffee trees are grown on the slopes of the Barú Volcano National Park. Native trees give shade that protects the coffee trees, growing in harmony with abundant local flora and fauna and respecting the biodiversity of the environment.
Harvest season begins in summer, approximately December and extends until March. During these months, humidity drops, which, combined with the natural shade and the Bajareque mist, achieve the perfect balance for the coffee cherry maturation process. As a result, the cherries develop their maximum potential of intensified sugars, enriching the flavors of the bean. Our Abu Geisha is a natural processed coffee that is dried on raised beds for 21 days.
"The Panama Abu Natural Geisha reminds me of what flavors a great coffee can have. We were AMAZED how good it was" - Mike Perry, upon cupping this coffee.
COFFEE REVIEW - Panama Abu Natural Geisha 94 POINTS, May 2020
"Deeply fruit-toned, richly chocolaty. Candied papaya, black cherry, dark chocolate, honeysuckle, agave syrup in aroma and cup. Tart-leaning structure with high-toned, fruity acidity; smooth, gently tannic mouthfeel. The finish centers on dark chocolate and black cherry."
ABU Coffee is named in honor of José Guillermo Luttrell Tedman, continuing his dream of achieving what he considered the best of a cup of coffee: a geisha raised with the highest standards of quality. “Abu” is short for Abuelo, grandfather in Spanish, and his family is working to preserve his legacy for generations to come. ABU Coffee participated in the 2018 world renown Best of Panama competition, achieving 12th place with its Geisha Natural and 15th place with its Geisha Washed.