Lot GN-05: Altieri Geisha Rush DFS - Altieri Specialty Coffee

Dilgo, our Geisha plot at 1780 meters, faced challenging dry season conditions. To stimulate flowering, we irrigated a critical area, leading to an excellent harvest. The cherries underwent a Dry Fermentation process after handpicking and flotation selection. They were then dried on African beds for 5 days before a 4-day fermentation in Grainpro bags. Afterward, the lot was dried for 30 days in a refrigerated chamber with forced ventilation and dehumidifiers. Finally, it was stored at a constant temperature of 18 degrees Celsius and 55% humidity.

Lot Description

Reference Number:GN-05
Opening Bid:$100.00/kg
Weight:25 kgs
Process:Natural Special Dry Fermentation
Altitude:1780 masl
Harvest:March 2023 (several micro-lots)

Coffee details


Dilgo was the first plot planted with Geisha, with 70% shadow and volcanic soil. This lot was harvested in small batches in Dilgo, which is a plot at 1780 meters above sea level, named after Gene Altieri’s grandson, Diego. It has rocky soil, and the plantation faces challenging conditions during the dry season.

In March 2022, it was decided to irrigate the most critical area of this plot, which stimulated an excellent flowering. In this small, irrigated area, the harvest was managed independently from the rest, and it was decided to process all those cherries under the Dry Fermentation special process.

The coffee was handpicked, ensuring the full ripeness of the cherries. After harvesting, it was taken to the drying area and stayed overnight in the harvest bags. In the morning, the cherries underwent a flotation process as the first selection of beans, and then they were placed on African beds inside the drying greenhouse for approximately 5 days. Afterwards, they were transferred to Grainpro bags and left in the shade for a fermentation process lasting 4 days.

After this time, the drying of this lot was completed in the refrigerated drying chamber at our facilities in Alto Lino Boquete. This drying period lasted for 30 days, alternating forced ventilation with dehumidifiers at a temperature of 18 degrees Celsius. Then it was moved to our storage warehouse, where it remained at a constant temperature of 18 degrees Celsius with an average relative humidity of 55%

Farm details

Farm Name: Altieri Specialty Coffee
Country: PANAMA
Location: Mima Estate, Alto Quiel, Boquete

Producer Story:

Altieri Specialty Coffee was founded by Eugene Altieri, an Italian American businessman residing in Panama since 1973 who bought two farms in Boquete 15 years ago, without knowing the potential for growing specialty coffee.

After fifteen years of coffee growing and earning various awards throughout the years, his children are following his legacy working together to expand the Altieri Specialty Coffee brand.

Altieri Specialty Coffee is a Family Coffee Brand that is rapidly growing because of its excellent quality, its professional team and specially because for us it is not a business it is a passion.

Mission: To produce the excellent quality specialty coffee, providing personalized service and at the same time creating community development among our workers and their families.

We believe great coffee is a teamwork, so part of our effort is to enhance the quality of life of our workers. We have developed a living facility for each worker and their families, offering opportunities to their wives to a sewing workshop, to generate additional income for the family, and their children access to better education.

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