ABU COFFEE, GEISHA FARM

CONTACT INFORMATION

JOSÉ LUTTRELL

Tel. + (507) 6612-9702 / + (507) 6618-6569

Email: abucofffeepanama@gmail.com

Instagram: @abucoffeepanama

Facebook: @abugeishapanama

Location: Hacienda Cañas Verdes, Boquete, Panamá

 

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 Volcán Barú National Park, which are fertile, well-drained, volcanic origin, and deep soils enriched with organic content.

The 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 crucial 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 in 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, optimally intensifying the sugars, and enriching the bean’s flavor.​

The virgin rain forests where the ABU COFFEE plantations lie within make of its climate an extraordinary condition to achieve a unique combination of characteristics that make our Geisha one-of-a-kind coffee with personality, intense juicy flavors, and aromatic floral notes.​

THE STORY BEHIND​

ABU COFFEE was named to honor the memory of José Guillermo Luttrell Tedman, the third generation of coffee producers, and to continue his dream of achieving what he considered the best-balanced coffee cup; 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 we want to preserve for the generations to come. ​

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

ABU COFFEE, a young Geisha farm with only five years of production, has participated for three consecutive years in the Best of Panama Competition among the most recognized brands of Geisha coffees from Panama, with outstanding results demonstrating consistency in our processes and high-quality standards.

For the first time, we participated in the 2017 Best of Panama Competition with our Geisha Washed, winning the sixth place with a 91.51 points score.​

In 2018 Best of Panama, ABU COFFEE Geisha Natural won the 12th place with a score of 90.5 and the 15th place with the Geisha Washed and a score of 90.25 points.

In 2019 Best of Panama competition, ABU COFFEE won 8th place with our Geisha Washed, a score of 92 points and 12th place with our Geisha Natural, a 91.25 points score.

During these three years, ABU COFFEE Geisha Natural and Geisha Washed was successfully sold in the Best of Panama Specialty Coffee eAuction. We continue attracting new customers from different markets such as Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United States, among others, maintaining their loyalty and building trustworthy and long term partnerships with our clients.