||Costa Rica Dona Daisy Finca Don Pepe Red Honey Geisha 2017
This is a brand new coffee for us from the very first year of production of farm, it's a little bit of an unusual one as the farm only grows Geisha and it's all on a small plot next to the owner's home! I don't have a green green green garden at home but wow I would love a Geisha garden : D
Finca Don Pepe is owned and run by Jose & Daisy Fallas who live on the farm with their 2 children and 2 grandchildren, it sits at an altitude of 1,700 metres above sea level in the San Jose municipality in Costa Rica's Central Valley.
As I briefly mentioned earlier this coffee is a Geisha varietal, which is a bit of a controversial varietal when found in Central America. It used to be extremely rare but is starting to crop up in a few more places. It was made famous by Panama Hacienda La Esmeralda and the Best of Panama Auction, which is held by the Specialty Coffee Association of Panama.
It was a little known varietal and was originally introduced to Central America in Costa Rica (1953), not in Panama as many think. Originally from the south western Ethiopian town of Gesha, it's an heirloom (or should I say, wild) varietal that's low yielding, has thin and spindly branches open to strong winds, and is as pest friendly as they come (although it is resistant to coffee rust!). The leaves are very long and thin too, and the plant grows very tall (if not a little gangly).
In the cup this tastes like an Ethiopian washed coffee with lemon, black tea and bergamot. But then it remembers where it's from and finishes with hints of white sugar and melon.
Country: Costa Rica
Region: Central Valley
Municipality: San Jose
Town: San Jose
Farm: Finca Don Pepe
Mill: Dona Daisy
Altitude: 1700 masl
Owner: Jose & Daisy Fallas
Processing: Red Honey
Medium - slow it down a little to let it develop, but drop once you get to the end of first.
"Quick Look" Guide
Lemon, black tea, bergamot, white sugar, melon.
Note: Cupping Score for Sweetness is actually 6.5 & Overall is 7.5, not as above (software limitation, allows whole numbers only)
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