Janson Lot 37

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.

Coffee Processing:

  • 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.

Additional Information:

  • 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.

Coffee Details:

  • 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%
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