LYCELLO GEISHA 90+: Panama Ninety Plus
Inspired by the words "lychee" and "cello", Lycello was the first taste profile created at Ninety Plus Estates in Panama. Lycello Batch 5 of 2014 was the first of 5 Ninety Plus coffees used to win the World Brewer's Cup Championship (5 World Championships in the last 6 years).
We previously released Lycello as part of our Panama Ninety Plus Estates set. We set aside a small quantity for this current release.
Tasting Notes: Lychee, Oolong Tea, Fresh Mint
Cup score: 92.75 ☕
This coffee is grown without the use of any chemicals and one of the key growing elements at Ninety Plus is the use of Natural spring water and rainwater for their coffees.
Coffee's from Ninety Plus Geisha Estates was used to win the first of 5 World Brewers Cup Championships in 6 years.
About Ninety Plus Estates
Ninety Plus Estates was founded by Joseph Brodsky in Panama. Located on the western slopes of the Barú volcano, these are the first and only places in the world where heirloom Ethiopian varieties of coffee are grown under full forest canopy at this scale.
Like massive ecological parks with coffee growing as part of the forest community, these pristine playgrounds include trail networks which connect experiential moments ranging from waterfalls and precolumbian petroglyphs to giant trees, volcano views, and jaguar bathing pools.
The Ninety Plus Geisha Estates were designed with inspiration drawn from coffee growing wild in its natural habitat in Ethiopia. The Geisha variety, along with all heirloom coffee varieties, comes from the understory of wild forests in Ethiopia. These heirloom varieties of coffee live very long lives – up to 100 years or more – and produce relatively small amounts of intensely aromatic coffee.
Joseph Brodsky had an opportunity in 2009 to acquire this large property (~200 hectares) and had a vision of reforesting its historic cattle farming lands with native tree species while planting the shadeloving Ethiopian Geisha coffee beneath the canopy. With its first significant production in 2014, coffee from Ninety Plus Geisha Estates was used to win the first of 5 World Brewers Cup Championships in 6 years. Ninety Plus Geisha Estates proves that coffee can be utilized to reforest and sustain tropical lands while producing the highest valued coffees in the world.
☠️ Single origin from Panama
☠️ Region: Volcán
☠️ Producer: Joseph Brodsky
☠️ Roast: Light
☠️ Brew: Filter
☠️ Varietal: Geisha
☠️ Process: Dry Fermented/Washed
☠️ Cup Score: 92.75
☠️ Tasting notes:
- Oolong Tea
- Fresh Mint
☠️ Altitude: 1600 - 1700 masl
☠️ Imported by: WE THE ORIGIN
☠️ Whole bean