Finca Don Pepe is owned and run by Jose and Daisy Fallas. They live on the farm with their two children and two grandchildren, and only produce Geisha coffee, which is very rare.
Made famous by Panama Hacienda La Esmeralda and the Specialty Coffee Association of Panama, Geisha was a little-known varietal and was originally introduced to Central America in Costa Rica in 1953. Originally from the southwestern Ethiopian town of Gesha, it's a wild varietal that's low yielding and has thin and spindly branches which make it susceptible to strong winds and being eaten by animals. This makes it a challenging crop to maintain and means lot sizes tend to be small in quantity, but high in value.
Geisha used to be extremely rare but is starting to crop up more frequently, and the work being done at Don Pepe ensures there’s more to of this incredible Costa Rican coffee to go around!