This very special Willoughby's Serious Select coffee
will be roasted and shipped through the holidays. Extremely limited quanities.
Panama 'Perci Red Estate 29' Gesha Natural is an extremely limited production coffee lot from Ninety Plus Gesha Estates - only 150 to 300 total pounds. We just (October 2012) received a 95 point review from Coffee Review for this outstanding coffee. This is the Gesha (aka Geisha) cultivar, dry processed. All of the fruit was dried on the husk so there is pronounced fruit penetration flavor. There was a red tinge on the green coffee, a residual of dried pulp, and in part explains its name. Admittedly, the price is expensive but the coffee is scarce and the experience unique.
Read full 95 point review.
Ninety Plus Gesha Estates is an ecologically integrated collection of distinct micro farms committed to the understanding and sustainable cultivation of the heirloom Ethiopia Gesha coffee variety in Panama. While their Gesha work in Panama is relatively new, the group has been working for years in Ethiopia working with heirloom varietals and with a particular emphasis on the refinement of processing technique to produce outstanding flavors through the use of their methods. Some years ago they acquired a 134 hectare property in Silla Del Pando, about 15 minutes outside Volcan, Panama to grow and develop the Gesha varietal and combine it with cultivation and processing experience they had perfected in Ethiopia. 35 hectares have been protected as indigenous rainforest. The property teems with native plants and animals, a kilometer of wild river frontage, and an extensive program to replant indigenous shade trees throughout the property. The company works to be a globally leading model of boutique coffee production and biodiversity.
Harvest months are typically mid-November to February. Ninety Plus Gesha Estates utilizes the services of about 25 members of the local Ngöbe tribe to assist on the farm, and they have constructed new worker housing during the last harvest season. The Ngobe tribe is extremely gifted at harvesting and working with coffee and they are treasured in Panama.
Perci Red Estate 29 cupping notes (provided by Ninety Plus): Mild then quickly bright. Huge, creamy soft thickness. Dark cherry, brown sugar, orange juice, lime, cocoa. Dry cake in finish. Smells like dark cherry, cocoa, deep.
Coffee Review said: Exhilaratingly complex: crisp, lavender-like flowers, honey, roasted cocoa nib, pipe tobacco, a clean hint of brandy in aroma and cup. The acidity is lushly floral-toned and resonant, the mouthfeel syrupy but lively. Clean, sweet, lightly flavor-saturated finish.
Cup Characteristics: To the above we add floral and nuanced, sweet cherry flavors that are not overbearing. A great cup with hints of vanilla in the background. A melange of mouth-filling flavors with a sustained, sweet finish.
This coffee is sold whole bean only.