Panama Casa Ruiz Volcan Community Geisha Washed
Tasting Notes: Ginger Lily, Earl Grey, Citrus, Caramel, Sugar Cane
Producer: : Casa Ruiz
Farm: Volcan Community
Growing Altitude: 1,500m
Roasting Level: Light
Brewing Method: FIlter
For nearly one hundred years the Ruiz family has been growing and processing some of the finest coffee in Panama. Today, brother and sister Maria and Plinio Ruiz run the family owned operation in Boquete, Panama. Like their predecessors, Maria and Plinio are dedicated to growing traditional coffee varieties in the cool, high altitude, shade-growing environment of Boquete.
HARVESTING AND PROCESSING
Casa Ruiz’ goal is to consistently supply the highest quality coffee and to strive for the best cup development a bean is able to generate. In order to do this, a group of committed local people do their required job following specific quality parameters. Only the ripest, red coffee cherries are picked then processed by cultivation altitude, coffee variety, bean size, and bean quality.
Each batch of coffee is then labeled and stored. The blending of modern eco-friendly techniques and the integration of the ISO Quality Management System with Environmental Management means Casa Ruiz able to provide the highest quality, consistent, flavorful coffees in the world.
The Geisha varietal is a truly astounding coffee!
There is no other coffee quite like it. It is an extremely aromatic coffee, which you notice as soon as the water hits the cup.You can detect the sweet floral, citrus blossom, jasmine and sweet honey fragrances immediately.
The Geisha varietal was introduced to Panama by Don Pachi in the 1960’s. The varietal got the chance to really show what it can do, by being planted and grown at high altitude (about 1,600 masl and up) and in a climate and in soil that would later turn out to provide its perfect home. It began to call the attention of judges and other international coffee connoisseurs, for the first time at the 2004 Best of Panama competition, and continues to surprise ever since, with a flavor and an aroma profile so different from anything else coming out of Central or Latin America.
The Geisha plant is very elegant, it grows very tall and with elongated leaves, cherries and beans. More and more farmers are starting to grow Geisha coffee on their Fincas. Due to the before mentioned multitude of micro climates the variety in taste and aroma profiles of different Geishas produced in Panama is amazing.