Currently feature at our Mesa Location, we are honored to serve hour customers this rare and excellent natural-processed Panama Geisha from Janson Farms.
Sustainable Farm Practices and Worker Well-Being:
- The Janson farms are meticulously managed in lots for traceability and quality control.
- The plantations are surrounded by forests that act as natural barriers against pests and protect the local flora and fauna.
- The Janson family is committed to environmentally friendly practices, including maintaining soil nutrient balance without pesticides or herbicides.
- They keep beehives near coffee plantations to harvest honey from Geisha coffee flowers.
- Native tree seeds from the forests are collected for reforestation and to protect natural water springs.
- The farms have 400 solar panels, practice recycling, and use excess matter from processing as fuel or fertilizer.
- Workers' needs are addressed, including housing and access to preventive medical care.
- A new facility was built during the COVID-19 pandemic to provide living quarters for pickers and a nurse practitioner's quarters for health care.
Community Support and Education:
- Janson Farm provides a children's daycare center during harvest season.
- They have a dedicated teacher who helps school-age children with their studies and educates adults.
- The daycare center, named after Mrs. Peggy Janson, provides a safe and educational environment for children.
- The coffee harvest season runs from December to mid-April.
- Workers are encouraged to pick only ripe cherries, and the cherries are transported in plastic crates to preserve their quality.
- The coffee goes through a careful fermentation process and various drying methods to ensure the best quality.
- Janson Coffee operates two farms located on the Talamanca Mountain Range, known for its unique microclimate that contributes to high-quality specialty coffee.
- The farms are rich in natural biodiversity and serve as a habitat for a variety of birds and wildlife.
- They have their nursery for selecting and planting coffee seeds.
- A processing plant was built in 1993, exclusively for specialty coffee, using updated technology combined with artisanal methods.
- The Janson Coffee legacy began in 1990 when Carl's sons took over the business and founded Janson Coffee.
- Variety: Geisha
- Price Forward paid per kilogram: $180.00 USD FOB
- Process: Natural
- Total purchased: 14kg
- Harvest date: December 2022
- Fermentation: 108 hours in plastic tanks
- Drying process: 15 days, resulting in 10.6% Janson X
- Drying temperature: 34 °C Max. - 16 °C Min.
- Altitude: 1350 - 1400 masl
- Region: Volcán, Chiriquí, Panama
- Rainfall: 1000 mm/year
- Humidity: 75%