Gesha is one of the worlds highest quality coffee varieties, in the same way, that wine grapes come in different varietals so too does coffee. Coffea Arabica has literally dozens of varietals – Caturra, Catuai, Bourbon, Pacamara – and perhaps most famous of all, Gesha.
This Barty FST Gesha pairing kit includes;
- Barty FST Panama Sophia Gesha Natural has floral, candied orange, peach, mango, pineapple, creamy and coconut syrup notes.
- Barty FST Panama Batista Gesha Honey has honeydew melon flavours with a vast, round sweetness and mouthfeel notes.
- Barty FST Panama Manzana Gesha Honey has peach, jasmine, lemongrass, white grape, honey and lingering floral notes.
Geisha originally came to Panama from Ethiopia in the twentieth century as part of efforts to find disease-resistant fruit.
The result was serendipity – the unique terroir of the Panama coffee region speaking to the Geisha varietal to produce the most beautiful coffee in the world. Geisha is now the “go-to” coffee in specialty coffee competitions internationally and is found on the menus of the most discerning coffee houses and fine dining establishments around the world.
Finca Santa Teresa (FST) is a coffee farm and mill in Santa Clara, Renacimiento, nestled high in the cloud forest near the Volcán Barú; Panama’s highest peak, adjacent to La Amistad National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Farm occupies 237 acres of stunning forest between 1400-1600m above sea level. FST produce a range of premium specialty coffees, including Gesha, Caturra, Catuai, Typica and Pacamara varietals, and service multiple processes.
FST coffee is carefully handpicked and processed at our mill which is located on the main, larger farm that comprises FST. The smaller farm – Batista – is a short drive away and is separated by virgin forest and our water source, La Llorona.
FST coffees are regular finalists in the Best of Panama competition, with more than a dozen awards in the last decade.
FST has a guest cabin on the farm which offers visitors the opportunity to wake up to a sunrise, overlooking the rolling clouds over La Amistad National Park and, in the distance, neighbouring Costa Rica.
^Please be sure to use filter water and best 7 days from the date of roast. We roast every Saturday and ship domestically Monday mornings, leaving enough time for the beans to de-gas while in transit, for a fresh roast to cup.
The FST Gesha four-pack is a unique opportunity for you to try a range of the best coffees a single producer has to offer. It's exceedingly rare that a coffee retailer has access to multiple coffees from the same farm offered in unison. The FST four-pack coffees are all panama geshas from the harvest (2021), upwards of 88pts. The set of two honey-processed coffees and two natural-processed coffees will blow your expectations of what coffee can taste like. I was personally taken aback on how insanely unique and delicious the Summer Gesha Natural tasted. It was one of the coffees that changed my perception of how coffee can taste. In this pack, you're going to taste insane florals, apple and melon sweetness, and lemon verbena perfumes. The best part about this four-pack is that you not only get some of the best-tasting coffees in the world, but you get to taste them side-by-side, gaining an intimate perspective on the coffees of Finca Santa Teresa's 2021 harvest; something that no other retailer has done before on the consumer level.