6-GN GEISHA: Abu Coffee Panama (Anaerobic ASD Natural)
A beautiful competition-level coffee produced by José Luttrell from Abu Coffee in Panama. This is the highest scoring coffee we have cupped all year!
Impressions: Juicy, Elegant, Smooth, Effervescent, Balanced
Tasting Notes: Strawberry, Plum, Jackfruit, Cacao, Passion Fruit, Grapefruit
Cup Score: 92.75
Process: Anaerobic slow dry (ASD) process for 192 hours and then sun-dried on African raised beds for 25 days
In our cupping and evaluation, Lot 6-GN achieved a higher score than Lot 3-GN (which was used in the 2021 World Coffee Championships Brewers Cup).
*This coffee is also available in the Panama Geisha Competition Series - Treasure Box.
We met José Luttrell from Abu Coffee and were blown away with his work ethic.
José is a man on a mission. A hustler. A doer. He makes things happen. He's definitely got some pirate in him. 🏴☠️
Just 2 days after chatting with him on the phone, he met up with us and arranged a cupping of his legendary geisha coffees. Watch the moment below, when we cupped his coffee.
We immediately purchased the coffee via direct trade via our sister company WE THE ORIGIN.
Abu Coffee was named to honor the memory of José Guillermo Luttrell Tedman, a third generation coffee producer from the Cañas Verdes region of Boquete, Chiriquí in Panama.
"ABU" (short for Abuelo, grandfather in Spanish) is what his grandchildren used to call him. His dream was to achieve the best cup of coffee with the highest standards of quality. Abu Coffee continues to live this dream by producing some of the most incredible and unique coffees available not only in Panama, but globally.
Abu Coffee is a regular in the legendary Best of Panama competitions:
- 2020 BOP: 11th in Natural Geisha (91.75)
- 2019 BOP: 8th in Washed Geisha (92.00), 12th in Natural Geisha (91.25)
- 2018 BOP: 12th in Natural Geisha (90.50), 15th in Washed Geisha (90.25)
- 2017 BOP: 6th in Washed Geisha (score: 91.25)
The original artwork on the coffee bag was created by Imtiyaz Rajwani (@i.a.rajwani and @imz_83).
☠️ Transparent origin, single origin from Panama
☠️ Direct trade
☠️ Producer: Abu Coffee, José Luttrell
☠️ Region: Cañas Verdes, Boquete, Chiriquí
☠️ Farm: Hacienda Cañas Verdes
☠️ Lot: 6-GN
☠️ Varietal: Geisha
☠️ Process: Anaerobic slow dry (ASD) process for 144 hours and then sun-dried on African raised beds for 25 days
☠️ Tasting notes:
☠️ Altitude: 1,550 masl
☠️ Harvest: March 2021
☠️ FOB price: USD $46/lb
☠️ Imported by: WE THE ORIGIN
☠️ Roast: Light/Medium
☠️ Brew: Filter
☠️ Whole bean
V60 BREW GUIDE
Here's our brew guide for the v60.
You can use this same brew guide on a different pour over brewer (such as Origami or Kalita, etc).
15g coffee (grind: medium/fine)
225ml water (1 minute off boil)
Step by Step
Before starting, rinse the filter to eliminate any paper taste from your brew. Also, pre-heat your mug/vessel by pouring some hot water into it and then discard that water.
0:00 - pour 40ml
0:30 - pour 40ml (total 80ml)
0:50 - pour 40ml (total 120ml)
1:10 - pour 40ml (total 160ml)
1:30 - pour 40ml (total 200ml)
1:50 - pour 25ml (total 225ml)