Panama Mama Cata Geisha Coffee at Analog Cafe!

This weekend at Analog Cafe at the Calgary Farmers Market we will be preparing Panama Mama Cata Geisha on our pour over bar. Fratello has been privileged to be able to purchase this amazing coffee from the Boquete region of  Panama. The Panama Mama Cata Geisha is a rare coffee and we will be offering this January 19-22nd for $4.00 for a 12oz, $4.75 for a 16oz and $26.25 for a 6oz bag to take home!

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Panama Mama Cata Natural Geisha

Panama Boquete - The Geisha Varietal

…….After cupping these coffees, I was blown away at the cupping profile.  Flavors of Juicy Fruit candy, creamy strawberry, tangerine acidity, intensely sweet and a balanced lingering acidity.  I brewed a Chemex of this in Calgary and found myself gulping it back like I was in a beer drinking competition back in College.  I quickly realized that I had NO CHOICE but to buy some.  Our 200 lb lot of Panama Mama Cata Full Natural Geisha will be available July 2011……Now let me start at the beginning…..

Panama Boquete Geisha Finca Mama Cata

For many years the most expensive prices paid for coffee has been a rare coffee found in Panama.  The record for this Panamanian coffee was set in 2007 when an auction fetched over $150 USD / lb (Green) for coffee grown at Esmeralda Estate using the Geisha Varietal.    Since this time, it is not rare for people to pay 10-20 times the regular asking price for this rare coffee.  In a café setting it is no different.   To get a taste of this coffee, you should expect to pay $10-12 per cup.  Is it worth it?  I think so.

Panama Boquete Geisha Finca Mama Cata Coffee Cherry

So what is with this coffee and what makes it so unique?  I wanted to know as well, so the purpose of going to Panama was to begin to learn about this varietal and appreciate what it brings to the cupping tables. (more…)