Finca Santa Teresa is a boutique coffee farm and mill located high in the cloud forest of Panama. It sits close to the border with Costa Rica and Panama’s highest peak, the Volcan Baru. Adjacent is La Amistad National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
FST produces coffees of singular quality. The key to this is terroir – rich volcanic soils, high altitude, weather systems driven by the Pacific and Atlantic and a series of ridges and valleys. The result is coffee redolent of honeysuckle, lychee and strawberries.
Geisha originally came to Panama from Ethiopia in the twentieth century as part of efforts to find disease resistant fruit. The result was serendipity – the unique terroir of the Panama coffee region speaking to the Geisha varietal to produce the most beautiful coffee in the world. Geisha is now the “go to” coffee in specialty coffee competitions internationally and is found on the menus of the most discerning coffee houses and fine dining establishments around the world.
Estate: Santa Tereza
Roast degree: medium
Cup profile: Aromas of lychee, blackberries, jasmine and bergamot. Medium citric acidity and medium body with a long and sweet aftertaste.