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Posted Wed Sep 28, 2011, 8:44pm
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I'm going to be in Vancouver in a week and have been dying to try the La Esmeralda Geisha special... I'm just not sure that I'll love it enough to buy a whole bag.  Is there anywhere in Vancouver that currently has it in stock and is selling it by the cup?

Becky

 
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Posted Thu Sep 29, 2011, 1:20am
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I haven't seen Esmeralda around in awhile. The only Canadian roasters that explicitly purchased from the auction for Hacienda Esmeralda were Phil & Sebastian and Transcend. Transcend lists it on their website, but P&S do not (so I suspect they no longer have anything like that available).

You will want to visit Revolver Coffee in Gastown to see what the Giannakos gentlemen have to offer. They'll probably have another Geisha varietal coffee from Panama roasted by P&S, Finca Hartmann. It's a very good example of the varietal.

Later edit: I lied. Revolver is carrying the Carmen Estate from P&S for their Panama.

 
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Posted Thu Sep 29, 2011, 6:49am
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Fratello has a micro-lot of Mama Cata for sale as well out of Calgary.  The different names have given me a lot of confusion... they're all just slightly different lots from the same plantation, right?  I'm assuming that there are several lots deserving of the high price tag.  I've tried La Esmeralda's Diamond Mountain, which was an average priced coffee, and it's my absolute favorite coffee I've tried so far.

Looks like maybe this will have to wait until the next time I go to Calgary or Edmonton.

 
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Posted Thu Sep 29, 2011, 9:35am
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espressobecky Said:

Fratello has a micro-lot of Mama Cata for sale as well out of Calgary.  The different names have given me a lot of confusion... they're all just slightly different lots from the same plantation, right?

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No, Fratello's Geisha is from a different estate in the region (Mama Cata, as opposed to Esmeralda). (more info.) The Geisha varietal is also grown in Costa Rica, Colombia, and possibly elsewhere. Definitely worth a try no matter which one you choose!
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Posted Thu Sep 29, 2011, 12:36pm
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jbviau Said:

No, Fratello's Geisha is from a different estate in the region (Mama Cata, as opposed to Esmeralda). (more info.) The Geisha varietal is also grown in Costa Rica, Colombia, and possibly elsewhere. Definitely worth a try no matter which one you choose!

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Thanks for the clarification.  I just saw the price and that it was from Boquete, Panama, and assumed it was another lot from La Esmeralda named "Mama Cata".  I didn't realize there were other plantations in the region growing Geisha.  I guess anything that comes from La Esmeralda would be labelled as such, since they've developed such a good reputation.

 
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