Farm El Vergel
Producer Shady and Elias Bader
Micro Region Tolima
Variety “Jupiter” Bronze tip geisha
The story of the two brothers beginning in coffee is quite unusual. Their farm El Vergel was primarily a vegetable farm prior to entering the coffee world. Around ten years ago Elias expressed interest in segregating a portion of their farm to try and grow coffee. Interestingly enough somehow Elias got his hands on some incredibly unique coffee saplings.
To name a few, they have the original 3rd generation unstable el Salvadorian Pacamara which is incredibly rare to see anywhere other than El Salvador. They have geisha, which has been sorted and identified with natural mutations including bronze and green tip leaves (both of which have differing cup profiles). And of coarse, they have the Java, which in itself is a second or third mutation from the original Java variety identified in Indonesia.
This is a very special lot of coffee which we believe is the ultimate culmination of hard work and expertise in collaboration with us here at Manhattan. Not only is it extremely rare to have a completely separated bronze tip geisha but we also suggested new techniques for Elias to explore which have yielded some incredible results that surprised even us. On our table we unanimously agreed that this lot of coffee was by far the best coffee that Elias and Shady have ever sent us.
The cup is like drinking passion fruit juice and an Aperol spritz at the same time. It’s deep in complexity and deservedly in our highest tier coffee offering.
Enjoy knowing this is probably the only 100% Bronze tip geisha in the world.