This is the third year that we at Manhattan coffee roasters have purchased from Guarumo and we’re thrilled to tell you that these new lots are just as stunning as the one’s that you’ve tasted in the past!
Owners Ratibor and Tessie Hartmann were in fact expecting their first main crop harvest in 2017 but due to increasingly extreme weather conditions the harvest was only a stunning 3.5kg total. Partly due to it’s high elevation and location in Santa Clara, right at the top of the Hartmann estates at 1750-1900.
Last year the yield was a significant increase but again due to the extreme conditions at Guarumo they only had a total yield of 19.5kg. This year has been more fruitful for Ratibor and Tessie as they have managed to produce approximately 150kg of coffee, which has also opened up some more varieties on their farm!
On to the variety, these are geisha plants that are the progeny of the Petersons family (The family that made geisha famous from Panama with their amazing farm Hacienda Esmerelda). But let us tell you that the expression of this geisha is so wildly different to what you would expect of a geisha that traditionally tastes like lemon blossoms and jasmine. Guarumo’s intense climate and hard conditions lead to flavours that we’ve not tasted from any other geisha produced in the region. It’s masterfully processed by Ratibor for 22 days on outdoor drying beds as a full natural which has resulted in flavours of wine gums, rock candy and mango.