Want to try your hand at roasting one of the most expensive coffees in the world? The unique and highly regarded Geisha varietal is now available from Alfresco Coffee, sourced directly from the Don Pepe Estate in Panama as part of our Crop to Cup exclusives range. Offering you exclusive hand-selected premium specialty coffees directly from origin.
Available in limited edition packaging, this opportunity is not to be missed.
DON PEPE ESTATE GEISHA
The Don Pepe Estate is located in the town of Boquete, situated on the slopes of the Barú Volcano in the humid forest of Panama. In 1898 Don Enrique Vásquez founded the town and introduced coffee growing.
Don Pepe Estate is an eco-friendly farm, 1500 meter above sea level. Coffee plantations are cultivated harmoniously between farmer and nature, in order to preserve these areas. Water is not wasted, as the pulping machines do not need water.
Due to the ecological conditions of this region, Don Pepe Estate has also been careful to assign land to preserve the primary forest. This environmental vision, gives the family its greatest source of pride.
FARM SIZE: 60 Hectares in Production: 6 Hectares Geisha, 4.5 Hectares Java, 8 Hectares Bourbon, 5 Hectares Typica, 3.5 Hectares Pacamara, 20 Hectares Catuai, 13 Hectares Caturra and the rest of the farm, approximately 20 hectares, is a primary tree forest reserve.
HARVEST: The harvest starts late November until mid-April and coffee availability starts from May.
DRYING: 100% of the coffee is pre-dried in sun patio. All special coffees as geisha, java, bourbon and typica are dried on African beds.
SEASON: It starts in the month of April with a “machete” cleaning followed by a selective pruning and weeding. After the tree is pruned fertilizers are applied each month during the winter time (6-8 months). The harvest begins in late November and at its high you can see up to 300 temporary workers on the farm.
Farm Name: Don Pepe Estate
Elevation: 1,650 - 1800 msnm
Slope Direction: South East
Avg. Temp: 13°C - 25°C
Avg. Rainfall: 2200mm
Growing Region: Volcancito, Boquete
Owner: Jesús A. Vásquez
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