The Panama Esmeralda is in Olympia – Next Stop, Pittsburgh!

Written by Amy | 2 Comments


This is the Batdorf and Bronson roastery in Olympia. This is our Panama Esmeralda coffee! Yeah, it’s really here!

Today, the roasters are doing a line of 5 profile roasts; which basically means they will determine the best parameters (time, temperature, level of roast) for roasting the coffee and pulling out the best characteristics of the coffee. (Update: just got a call from Oliver and an email from Katy they said the coffee is exceptional)

If you don’t remember, back in May, Batdorf and Bronson and Tazza D’Oro participated in the Hacienda La Esmeralda green coffee auction to buy one of the finest coffees grown in the world. Batdorf and Bronson will be doing the first roast of the Esmeralda on Monday, August 4th. We expect to have it at Tazza D’Oro on either August 6th or 7th. Guess who’s making plans to go to Olympia for the first roasting of the Esmeralda?

Over the next few weeks we will be doing a lot of blogging about this coffee, scheduled cuppings and how you can purchase it at Tazza D’Oro. This is gonna be fun!


  1. Heather

    It will be wonderful to see you here in O-Town!

  2. S Hancock

    I just wanted to thank you very much for this informative article. I have already bookmarked your site, when I have more free time I am going to have to do some further reading. Well back to my dreaming of Panama or back to the books – I wonder which one is going to win out. :)