Panama - Janson Lot 152 Geisha
Panama - Janson Lot 152 Geisha
Panama - Janson Lot 152 Geisha
Panama - Janson Lot 152 Geisha
Panama - Janson Lot 152 Geisha
Panama - Janson Lot 152 Geisha
Panama - Janson Lot 152 Geisha
Panama - Janson Lot 152 Geisha
Panama - Janson Lot 152 Geisha
Panama - Janson Lot 152 Geisha
Panama - Janson Lot 152 Geisha
Panama - Janson Lot 152 Geisha

Panama - Janson Lot 152 Geisha

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orange candy, stewed fruits, raspberry, caramel

Roast Profile

Producer: Janson Coffee
Farm: Hacienda Las Lagunas
Location: Volcan Baru
Variety: Green Tip Geisha
Process: Natural, 96hrs Fermentation
Altitude: 1,700 masl

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Three generations of Jansons run the operations of Janson Coffee today. Kai and Jannette Janson, both from the second generation and Miguel, Janette’s son, are at the forefront. Their coffees have been awarded and auctioned several times at the Best of Panama, and are often featured by coffee champions on the world stage.

2023 has so far been a hallmark year for @kaijanson, @jannettejanson, and the rest of the Janson coffee family as they were part of that dream team who took home the top trophy at the 2023 World Barista Championship, with a Janson Geisha at the core of the winning routine, as well as podium finishers at the 2023 World Brewers Cup.

At the Best of Panama 2023, Janson Geisha Natural ranked 3rd, while Geisha Washed placed 5th.

Their family’s work in coffee began in the mid-1980s when the first generation realized their land’s potential for coffee cultivation after receiving advice from agricultural engineers. And it was in 1990 that Janson Coffee was officially established by Michael, Carl, Ricardo†, and Peter Janson.

They were inspired by their father’s dedication to hard work, quality, and love for their land. Since the company’s founding, their vision has been to produce high-quality specialty coffee consumed and enjoyed in Panama and abroad. Their father was Carl Axel Janson, a Swedish immigrant who acquired and established the original Janson hacienda, a cattle farm, in 1941.

As a family enterprise, they continue to be driven by the passion to produce excellent coffees while preserving their land and improving the quality of life of their collaborators and their respective families.

Two coffee plantations, spanning 100 hectares combined, comprise Janson Coffee. Both are located on the Talamanca Mountain Range, on the inclines of the Tizingal and Baru volcanoes. Different varieties are cultivated on them — Catuai, Caturra, Pacamara, and Panama Geisha.

Hacienda las Lagunas is in Tierras Altas, the High Lands District, in Volcan. Its name comes from the wetlands and lagoons in the vicinity. Located west of the Barú Volcano, Hacienda las Lagunas is rich in volcanic soil and has access to natural springs. Areas of natural reserve surround the different lots in the coffee farm and act as natural barriers. They also serve as essential habitats for a diversity of birds and wildlife.

Meanwhile, Los Alpes, named after the Swiss Alps sits on the slopes of the Tizingal volcano, amid the Talamanca Mountain range in the westernmost part of Panama, northwest of the Barú Volcano and adjacent to the La Amistad International Park, which is a natural reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site. This park crosses the Panamanian border into Costa Rica and shelters rich biodiversity, including the famous Quetzal bird.

Raising the Energy Around Coffee

At our February 2023 Producer’s Talk, when Kai shared his thoughts on how he sees specialty coffee evolving, we gained insight into the impetus for the innovations at Janson Coffee that result in the fascinating flavor profiles in our cup. What he said also lightly touched on the consumer's role in shaping the future of specialty coffee.

He told us, "It's an amazing ride — to see coffee grow and the energy around coffee… Our intention is, how do you create a coffee that is so fruity that you know it's a natural, and so powerful you know it's anaerobic, and so clean and gorgeous that it's like a classic washed — all in one cup, and at different points in the cup…if you're paying attention, you'll see that." He also mentioned that brewing plays a large part in upholding quality.

When we asked what's on the horizon for Janson Coffee, Kai shared that their goal is to keep raising the energy around coffee. We took this to mean: continuing to chase excellence in coffee quality and keeping everyone excited about it by creating genuine relationships and fun shared experiences with the coffee people they encounter.

The legendary Geisha variety is acclaimed for its sweet florality and bright overtones. Since its debut win at the Best of Panama auction in 2004, it has kept specialty coffee lovers everywhere captivated by its endless possibilities, delicacy, complexity, and clarity of flavors. As such, it is often showcased on coffee competition stages by a great number of coffee champions, and it also continues to fetch the highest prices.

Throughout their 30+ year history, the Jansons have relied on the experience of their founders while remaining attentive to every step and fine-tuning areas of production, from cultivation to processing, that will allow them to produce increasingly more delicious coffees. To begin with, they maintain the balance of nutrients in the soil by preserving the endemic flora in their farms, which serve as natural barriers and obviate the need for pesticides or herbicides.

Pickers are trained to select and hand-collect only the properly ripe cherries at harvest, and to further re-assess the cherries in their baskets and remove any that do not conform. These are then carefully placed in plastic crates, and no longer in sacks, to be sent for processing. This change was done to remove the risk of the cherries being compressed, and losing juices and sugars beneficial to flavor development, while in transit to the beneficio or plant.

Upon reaching the plant, the cherries are passed through a mechanical siphon to separate the denser cherries from the rest before going into fermentation. This is done since the highest potential for the best flavors rests within the healthiest cherries, typically indicated by a higher density.

Hacienda Las Lagunas Lot 152 underwent 96 hours of natural fermentation. Prior to the final drying phase, the cherries were first laid out on the patio for a couple of days to remove excess moisture. In the daytime, they were moved periodically to encourage even drying, and in the afternoon, the cherries were taken and kept in a warehouse to avoid getting wet and to allow for more sugar and flavors to be absorbed into the bean from the pulp. Finally, they were placed in a static dryer for 12 days to achieve a creamy, rounded, vibrant, and juicy cup character.

brewing guide

- Ready your brewing tools ahead.
- Keep your coffee gear and containers clean.
- Decide and adjust your grind size based on:
— Your coffee’s roast date
— Your brewing method
- Be consistent with water quality and measuring weight, ratios, and time.
- Remember!
— Let your palate help you personalize the best recipe for you.
— Brew often and have fun!

More about Brewing here.


  • COFFEE GRIND SIZE: Medium fine
  • (like table salt; 21-28 clicks in Comandante MK4 and 14-18 clicks in Timemore C2)
  • COFFEE AGE: 7-14 days, ideally
  • COFFEE DOSE: 17 grams
  • WATER WEIGHT: 255 mL
  • TARGET BREW TIME: 02:30 - 03:00

1. Heat water to 90°C-93°C

2. Arrange your brewing set-up.

— Place your dripper on the carafe & filter paper in the dripper.

— Rinse the filter paper with hot water & remove the rinsing water from the carafe.

3. Switch on your scale.

4. Measure out 17 g of coffee & grind to Medium Fine.

5. Place the carafe and dripper with the rinsed filter paper onto the scale, & tare.

6. Transfer the ground coffee to the dripper; then, tare.

7. Start the timer!

First pour to bloom, 55ml for 30 seconds.

Second pour, 100 ml at 00:30.

Third pour, the final 100ml at 01:15

8. Target to finish the brew within 02:30 to 03:00 minutes.

9. Serve & enjoy!