ABU COFFEE, GEISHA FARM

José Guillermo Luttrell Pretto (Jr.)

Cañas Verdes, Boquete

Mobile: +(507) 6612-9702 / +(507) 6618-6569

Email: joseluttrell@gmail.com

 

Strategic location

ABU COFFEE is a Geisha varietal cultivated in the region of Cañas Verdes, Boquete in a humid and rainy microclimate typical of the tropical forest. Coffee trees are grown on the slopes of the Barú Volcano National park in fertile, profound soils of volcanic origin rich with organic content and excellent drainage, minimizing erosion.

Average altitude is 1550 meters above sea level. The shade protecting the plantation is given by native trees that grow in harmony with abundant local flora and fauna, respecting the environment and biodiversity. Given its strategic geographic location, sunlight is a key element throughout the whole process. The plantation receives powerful solar radiation, interrupted in the mornings and sunsets by a soft tropical mist known locally as Bajareque and caressed by thick fog.

Harvest season begins in summer, approximately December and extends until March, months when the humidity drops, which combined with the natural shade and the Bajareque mist, achieves the perfect balance for the maturation process. As a result, the cherries develop their maximum potential and intensify the sugars in an optimal manner, enriching the flavor of the grain.

The virgin rain forests in which the ABU COFFEE plantations lie within, makes of its climate an extraordinary condition to achieve a unique combination of characteristics that make our Geisha Coffee a distinct coffee with body and personality, with intense juicy flavor and aromatic floral notes.

 

Cup character

Fragrance and aroma: Jasmine flower, floral blossom, bright herbal young, spicy, mellow, smooth, lemongrass.

Taste and aftertaste: winy, fresh tangerine, crème brule, high intense sweetness, sugarcane, honey, caramel, chocolate, pistachio, green apple, stone fruit, tropical mango, coconut, pineapple, strawberry with a hint of berries and white peach. A coffee with a creamy body, great complexity and a well-balanced cup.

 

The story behind ABU COFFEE

Our brand was named in honor the memory of José Guillermo Luttrell Tedman, to continue his dream of achieving what he considered the best in a cup of coffee, a geisha raised with the highest standards of quality.

That is why “ABU” (short for abuelo, grandfather in Spanish) as his grandchildren used to call him, represents the legacy of this visionary and passionate lover of Boquete and specialty coffee, that the family wants to preserve for the generations to come.

 

Profile

Region: Boquete – Cañas VerdesFarm: ABU COFFEE
Variety: Geisha
Elevation: 1,550 masl.
Shade: 60% by native species of trees
Soil: Volcanic
Slope: South of Barú Volcano
Avg. Temperature: 10°C-23°C
Avg. Rainfall: 3,500 mm
Harvest year: January to March 2017
Harvest Method: 100% handpicking
Fermentation: 15 hours
Drying Method: African beds for 10 days when we use the wash process and 21 days when we use the natural process

 

Acknowledgment

Even though ABU COFFEE is a young geisha farm with only 2 years of production, it participated in 2017 for the first time in Best of Panama with its WASHED GEISHA RESERVA LUTTRELL and won the sixth place in this competition with a score of 91.516.

This is the beginning of a great story dedicated to the dream of a man aiming to deliver the best in a cup of geisha coffee.