This Barty Gesha Myrtle Natural is a single-origin direct from the farm in Panama and its name is Summer, a 100% all-natural Gesha an heirloom varietal, this 2021 vintage was hand-picked in June 2021 for you direct to cup.
Gesha is one of the worlds highest quality coffee varieties, in the same way, that wine grapes come in different varietals so too does coffee. Coffea Arabica has literally dozens of varietals – Caturra, Catuai, Bourbon, Pacamara – and perhaps most famous of all, Gesha.
Gesha 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. Gesha 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.
Finca Santa Teresa (FST) is a coffee farm and mill in Santa Clara, Renacimiento, nestled high in the cloud forest near the Volcan Baru; Panama’s highest peak, adjacent to La Amistad National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Farm occupies 237 acres of stunning forest between 1400-1600m above sea level. FST produce a range of premium specialty coffees, including Gesha, Caturra, Catuai, Typica and Pacamara varietals, and service multiple processes.
FST coffee is carefully handpicked and processed at our mill which is located on the main, larger farm that comprises FST. The smaller farm – Batista – is a short drive away and is separated by virgin forest and our water source, La Llorona.
FST coffees are regular finalists in the Best of Panama competition, with more than a dozen awards in the last decade.
FST has a guest cabin on the farm which offers visitors the opportunity to wake up to a sunrise, overlooking the rolling clouds over La Amistad National Park and, in the distance, neighbouring Costa Rica.
Grower Finca Santa Teresa
Variety Gesha Region Santa Clara, Panama
Harvest December – March
Altitude 1400-1600 masl
Soil Volcanic loam
Process Fully natural processed and dried in the sun and under shade on elevated tables.
Certification Natural Organic
Score 91 points
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Explosive citral fragrance with a highlight lemon myrtle flavour. Slight rockmelon fruitiness overpowered by an intense eucalyptus mouthfeel and lemon verbena aftertaste. This is an exquisitely unique coffee unlike any I’ve ever tasted.
This coffee is truly one-of-a-kind. It stays true to the legacy of the Panama Gesha varietal, renowned for being exquisite in citrus, floral, and melon flavours when compared to other coffees. The naturally processed Summer Gesha has shaken up my perception of what coffee can taste like. The intense citral and eucalyptus notes are otherworldly tastes that I’ve only experienced smelling the most citral fragrances like lemon myrtle or verbena. This is the coffee you taste when you want to change your perception of how coffee can taste like forever.
V60/ pour over
Please be sure to use filter water and best 7 days from the date of roast. We roast every Saturday and ship domestically Monday mornings, leaving enough time for the beans to de-gas while in transit, for a fresh roast to cup.*