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Rudolph Peterson purchased Hacienda La Esmeralda as a retirement venture in 1967, and his family have been tending to the land around the small town of Boquete ever since. In the early days, the land was primarily pasture for beef cattle, but over the years, the family transitioned to dairy cattle and coffee production. In 2004, the Peterson family, and Hacienda La Esmeralda, took the coffee world by storm. That year's Best of Panama competition saw Geisha reintroduced to the world, where it secured the highest price ever paid for coffee at auction. The Peterson's now grow Geisha in many sections of their estate, but it was a lot from Jaramillo that blew the judges' minds in 2004. This lot is from tablon Noria on the same farm. It is situated on the edge of the Baru Volcano, where high altitude, cool evening temperatures, volcanic soil, and massive shade trees provide the perfect terroir for growing Geisha. This coffee is an absolute fruit bomb!