Farm: Janson Coffee Estates Producer: The Janson Family Micro region: Volcán Altitude: 1800masl Variety: Geisha
We at Manhattan Coffee Roasters are proud to finally bring you the culmination of years of work with the Janson family at the Janson coffee estates.
The story of the Janson X project began in 2018 when Ben first met Kai at a trade show in Dubai. After some debate about what would be more important: threshing, or drying, a friendship was formed with a need to find out the answer.
Firstly, drying was on the table. What is good drying? Why do we have systems that have parameters like range of humidity and water activity, and why does quality differ even if these ranges are met. The Janson X project is simply about trying to quantify these differences in custom-built dehydrators that can dry coffee quickly under cooler conditions than average harvest norms.
This particular lot comes from separating the main washed lot (fermented in outdoor tanks for 48hrs, then pulped and washed of all mucilage) then put into the dryers in a isolated house next to the beneficio. The results are utterly spectacular, we believe it's one of the most crisp and clean expressions of geisha you're likely to taste anywhere.
"Regular coffee is like looking through a smudged window, Janson X is like looking through the cleanest, most crystal clear diamond." - Ben.
On the cupping table we're experiencing white peach, lily and rock candy. It's exactly what you would expect from excellent drying and processing.