ABU GEISHA Lot #24-4W Anaerobic Washed Geisha (CAD $41/lb)
24-4W is Abu Coffee's 2020 Best of Panama lot. It was in the top 15 coffees in the first round of nationals and got disqualified from the Best of Panama auction. The rationale for disqualification in the exact words provided: "too much fruity in the cup".
Process: Washed Double Phase Anaerobic Slow Dry (54 hours anaerobic dry process, then fully hand-washed with clean mountain water, and dried on raised beds for 15 days)
Fragrance and Aroma: Jasmine, violets, honey, lemongrass, and vanilla.
Taste and Aftertaste: Lavender, cherry, berries, green apple, orange, brown sugar, elegant, and medium after taste
Region: Cañas Verdes, Boquete, Chiriquí
Elevation: 1,550 masl
Producer: Abu Coffee, José Luttrell
Farm: Hacienda Cañas Verdes
Harvest: March 2020
FOB Price: USD $24/lb
Abu Coffee was named to honor the memory of José Guillermo Luttrell Tedman, a third generation coffee producer from the Cañas Verdes region of Boquete, Chiriquí in Panama.
"ABU" (short for Abuelo, grandfather in Spanish) is what his grandchildren used to call him. His dream was to achieve the best cup of coffee with the highest standards of quality. Abu Coffee continues to live this dream by producing some of the most incredible and unique coffees available not only in Panama, but globally.
Abu Coffee is a regular in the legendary Best of Panama competitions:
- 2020 BOP: 11th in Natural Geisha (91.75)
- 2019 BOP: 8th in Washed Geisha (92.00), 12th in Natural Geisha (91.25)
- 2018 BOP: 12th in Natural Geisha (90.50), 15th in Washed Geisha (90.25)
- 2017 BOP: 6th in Washed Geisha (score: 91.25)