Rosé Wine, Lemon Balm, Raspberry Jam, Cherry Macaroon
farm: Hacienda La Esmeralda
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Hacienda La Esmeralda is the epicenter of the rediscovery of the Geisha variety and the subsequent fascination the Specialty Coffee industry has had with the variety. In 2004, the Peterson family decided to separate lots based on their location on the farm, and kept them separated throughout processing. By doing so, the Peterson's were able to isolate the cup profile of the Geisha variety, experiencing the juicy acidity and multi-layered aromatics that Geisha has to offer. While common practice today, this decision to separate lots was progressive and experimental at the time.
The Mario lots are grown at one of the highest elevations at Hacienda La Esmeralda's Jaramillo farm. With cool temperatures, high humidity, and massive shade trees that have been standing for ages, Jaramillo is the perfect location for making the aromatics of the Geisha variety sing.
The natural Mario 4N micro-lot presents intense fragrances of pink roses, cooked berries, and lemon balm. Fruit flavors of raspberry jam, pomelo, and cherry macaroon carry into a rosé wine aftertaste. Caramel sweetness is complimented by a berry-like acidity and pillowy mouthfeel.