Hacienda La Esmeralda Panama Geisha

Jasmine, Juicy Tropical Fruit, Strawberries & Cream



To mark our 10 year anniversary, we wanted to do something big. And it doesn’t get much bigger than Hacienda La Esmeralda, the world’s most exclusive coffee. This filter roast will be a treat especially for all experienced filter drinkers - taste what we believe is the best coffee in the world! 

We secured 50 pounds of Cabaña San José Natural microlot at this year’s Hacienda La Esmeralda Special. At a staggering auction price of USD $202 per pound, we are excited to now offer you this beautiful limited edition, available exclusively as pre-orders on our website.

Brew it and be stunned by this coffee’s flavour clarity and creamy mouthfeel with delicate, juicy acidity.

Read the story of Hacienda La Esmeralda

We'll be roasting this amazing coffee fresh as soon as we get 15 pre-orders in so secure a tin now to get one in the upcoming batch. 

Hacienda La Esmeralda

Varietal: Geisha

Lot: ES-N-1-4 Cabaña San José Natural

Owner: Peterson Family

Country: Panama

Farm: Cañas Verdes

Region: Boquete

Altitude: 1750 m

Process: Natural

Harvest Date: March 30th, 2021

Drying Time: Slow dried for 31 days

Annual Rainfall: 3500 mm




Roast Degree





Hacienda La Esmeralda Panama geisha coffee
Hacienda La Esmeralda Panama geisha coffee

The Story of Geisha

Geisha coffee varietal was discovered by Price and Daniel Peterson on their coffee farm back in 1996. They found tall, odd-looking coffee trees that thrived in high altitudes where other coffees struggled. When they entered their first harvest into the Best of Panama competition in 2004, the coffee cupped 94.6 out of possible 100 and sold for an unprecedented price.

The world of specialty coffee was enchanted by the stunning Geisha varietal and it quickly became a sensation. World’s most expensive coffee renowned for its fragrant fruity and tea-like flavours was once just an ugly scraggly tree no one liked.

Read the full story on our blog.

Peterson Family Hacienda La Esmeralda Panama geisha coffee

Esmeralda Special Auction

Hacienda La Esmeralda has been owned by the Peterson Family since 1987. The estate runs their annual highly anticipated online auction offering their most extraordinary geisha coffees with cupping scores of over 90 points.

Our naturally processed Cabaña lot was grown at the estate’s farm Cañas Verdes located at high altitudes between 1600 - 1800 masl that produces coffees that keep setting world auction records. They are highly priced for their unique floral and citrus notes and high complexity in the cup.

Hacienda La Esmeralda Panama geisha coffee


To extract all the delicate flavours geisha offers, we highly recommend pour over with the following brewing settings:

Ratio: 1:16

Coffee: 16g Medium grind

Water: 260g @ 97°C

Time: 2:30min

Step 1: Pre-wet the paper filter and add 16g of freshly ground coffee to the dripper.

Step 2: Saturate the coffee with 50g water evenly and allow it to bloom for 30s.

Step 3: Continue pouring water in circular motion (3x pours of 70g) until you reach the 260g on your scales.

You’ll be able to get 3 brews out of this package. The only hard thing will be to decide whether you want to share any of it.

If you're using a different brewing methods, read our brew guides for more tips.