Hacienda La Esmeralda was first purchased as a retirement venture by Rudolph Peterson 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 introduced to the world, where it secured the highest price ever paid for coffee at auction.
Cañas Verdes is part of the Peterson’s original estate, dating back to 1967. The specific plot of land this Geisha comes from is called Nido on the westernmost section of the farm.
Processed as a natural, this Geisha is slowly patio dried for 3-5 days before being finished in a guardiola for 72 hours to ensure even drying and prevent over fermentation. This lot is an absolute fruit bomb!
How to Drink: Just like you wouldn't add soda your best whiskey, this amazing coffee is meant to be drank black with no sugar or cream.
Limit: Orders will be limited to 5 tins per customer. Please contact us to order larger quantities.