San Jeronimo Miramar
Yes, this is the much-famed Geisha coffee variety that is sought after by coffee enthusiasts around the world. To understand the true beauty of this coffee you must first understand where it was grown. The Bressani family has operated the beautiful Finca San Jeronimo Miramar for over 100 years. To call it just a coffee farm would be selling it short. Not only are some fantastic coffees being grown and cared for here, but also beautiful jersey dairy cows, honeybees, and exotic tropical fruits. Sitting high above all of this is a gorgeous, protected natural reserve. This forest is the lifeblood of the farm as its volcanic terrain feeds the farm’s natural fresh water springs and powers the farm’s entire processing facilities with hydroelectric power.
We had the pleasure to start our relationship with the Bressani’s on the grounds of Finca San Jeronimo this past year. Working with their farm and mill management team we helped to develop an understanding of the quality level for their current coffee production. Over the past few years farm administrator, Don Arnoldo Villagran, cultivated a plot of Geisha as an experiment through the suggestion of Anacafe. This experiment yielded some truly remarkable results, and lucky you have the chance to taste it for the first time in the US.
Geisha, a heirloom variety of Arabica coffee originating in Ethiopia, has taken the coffee world by storm over the past few years. The floral and stone fruit notes are as distinctive as they are nuanced in a manner really incomparable in other Arabica varieties. This offering from San Jeronimo is a wonderful expression of that and is a great way to kick off what is to become a great relationship over the years to come; with many more great coffees to show for it!