We're excited to share our La Milagrosa Geisha tri-pack release, exclusively at our Costa Mesa location with very limited availability.
For the last two years, Portola has purchased all the coffee produced in Panama by Hector "Tito" Vargas at Finca La Milagrosa, which is approximately 16,000 pound of the "Mixto" lot and 1500 lbs of Tito's Geisha. The #Geisha cultivar is unique. It has a flavor profile like no other. This year's crop was better than last in our opinion. It has wonderful fruit and flower characteristics and really set it apart from its non-Geisha counterparts. This for the coffee drinkers that take it black, no cream and sugar. It is complex but those mind blowing flavors are delicate and quickly trampled by any accoutrements.
To help Tito get a better understanding of his quality potential, and how to replicate quality from year-to-year, Portola engaged in a special project at Finca La Milagrosa. In February this year, Jeff conducted fermentation experiments on the farm, as well as drying experiments, to help identify measurable “quality” points in the process. Tito is very much a hands on, intuition-based farmer, which is amazing. What we aim to do is allow Tito to use a little science to predict quality through reliable measurements so he hits his mark every time. This initial experiment will be to help Tito find the “mark” that he will be aiming for from year-to-year. We expect next's year's crop to be measurably better.