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Topic: Panama Hacienda La Esmeralda Gesha (2 msgs / 53 lines)
1) From: Maryann & Dave Schellenberg
I had my first cup tonight of the subject coffee, roasted three days ago.
I'm not good at describing flavours, and Tom has already done that in 
his description.
But I agree that this coffee is very different than any coffee I've had 
for a long time.
I only bought one pound, but I want more.
Can someone explain to me the difference between this coffee, which Tom 
is selling for $15.70 per pound, and the Gesha that sold at auction for 
$50 per pound?
Tom's description might have been cut and pasted from one to the other.
Is it the same coffee, but a later picking? If so, then why is the price 
so reasonable?
I haven't been a fan of Centrals, nor of Ethiopian coffees, usually 
preferring Indonesians and Kenyas, but I am definitely a fan of this Gesha!
Dave S.

2) From: Ed Needham
Essentially, the Geisha that sold at the auction was taken from a select 
area of the farm (after aggressive cupping to determine the best ones) and 
likely a bit more care was put into the prep of the 'presentation beans' 
sold at the auction.
The ones being sold now are from the overall farm and will likely still be 
pretty special.
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