DON PEPE NATURAL GEISHA 100%
COFFEE REVIEW MAGAZINE GAVE 96 POINTS OUT OF 100
We only have 100 lbs. of this precious and very hard to get from ACAP Auction
Massively rich and intricate. Minty dark chocolate, sandalwood, vanilla, narcissus-like flowers, a pungent hint of ripe mango in aroma and cup. Sweetly brisk acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Flowers, chocolate and mango ring on in a resonant, richly drying finish.
First planted by Don Enrique Vasquez, who is said to have brought the celebrated Geisha (also spelled Gesha) variety to Panama from Costa Rica in 1898, these trees grow on the slopes of Volcan de Baru in Boquete at elevations between 5,000 and 5,700 feet. With its generally elongated beans and distinctive floral and crisp, often chocolaty, cup, the Geisha variety continues to distinguish itself as one of the world’s unique coffees.
Don Pepe Estate Coffee is a family farm that, since 1898, has been dedicated uninterruptedly to the cultivation of coffee, thus being the first company specializing in the coffee industry in the Republic of Panama.
Nowadays, the farm has the necessary capacity to produce different exotic varieties of grains, which have managed to surprise and delight all kinds of palates, making Don Pepe Estate Coffee one of the best in the world.
Our farm is strategically located in the foothills of Volcán Barú, specifically in the area of Volcancito (Boquete, Chiriquí); at an altitude of 1,500 to 2,000 meters above sea level. We have 70 hectares of land: 59 of coffee cultivation and 11 of natural reserve (Volcan Baru Park).
The high quality that Don Pepe Estate Coffee manages to achieve in its product, is undoubtedly due to its valuable human capital, which pays great care in every procedure of the supply chain. Thanks to our traceability system we have managed to comply with the highest export standards, which has allowed us to obtain an important acceptance in prestigious international markets, such as Korea, Japan, Taiwan
MICRO ROASTED EACH SUNDAY MORNING IN SMALL 22 POUND BATCHES: Soon he invested in 3 Probat P12 high-tech digital roasting technologies from Probat Roasters, offer the highest quality small batch Coffee roasters. These machines allow him to roast small batches of each coffee we need just for that day. The advantage is we can roast as little as 18 pounds that will yield around 14 pounds of coffee per cycle this means we are never going to roast more coffee then is needed to fill orders for the day. Giving you an incredibly fresh coffee roasted only after an order is placed. Meaning you will get the freshest coffee possible, still warm as it is bagged and shipped to you while they are still warm from our roaster.
Every Sunday Morning We Start Roasting At 4:00 A.M. I lite our Probat roasters for the day to roast only the coffees that have been ordered that same day. Yes, we take our coffee seriously in fact very seriously. Small batch roasting is more expensive because it limits the amount of coffee, we can roast in one day but, this roasting technique ensures that each batch of coffee Beans will be superior in quality and roasted evenly to the desired roast profile, not mass produced. This process draws out the best possible flavor in each batch. Small batch roasting permits a higher quality of standards in coffee throughout the complete process: from choosing the correct charge & drop temperature & then to slowly roasting each small batch to perfection.
All Our Coffees Are Packaged in Bags That Are Nitrogen Flushed. Nitrogen is an odorless and tasteless gas that is heavier than oxygen. It is typically used in the food industry because of its ability to reduce the staling process. Since Nitrogen has no smell or taste, it won't compromise the quality of the coffee taste but, will ensure its freshness for a long period of time. When paired with our one-way values on our coffee bags it will keep your coffee fresh roasted coffee fresh for months to come. This is a time-consuming process & adds to the cost of our coffee in both bags and labor but, we think it is worth it, because most people only drink around a 1/2 to 3/4 of a pound of coffee a week.
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