Is This The Most Expensive Coffee Ever?


A seller on eBay is auctioning a "VINTAGE STUMPTOWN COFFEE PANAMA ESMERALDA GEISHA IN COLLECTOR JAR" and its starting bid is set at $3,000. Buyers have the option of purchasing the item outright for $6,000. Shipping is free. The coffee in question hails from the 2011 harvest of the famed Panama Esmeralda estate, and was roasted on January 23, … [Read more...]

[Video] Jimmy Kimmel Live’s Goofy Geisha Gotcha

There's been a whole lotta chatter in the last week or so about Starbucks, Green Mountain, and the Geisha / Gesha / Gecha coffee variety. From Time Magazine ('s blog) to a panopticon of content-starved local news affiliates, the mainstream media has made great hay over Geisha in the last week or so. We've been struggling to find the right … [Read more...]

The Verve Coffee Roasters Geisha Tin


Santa Cruz based Verve Coffee Roasters (where "to go" is called "to shred") have two Panama Geisha coffees available wrapped in gift-ready tins that are just drop dead classy. The custom tin is heavenly, the apothecary jar divine. Are you kidding me? I mean, really... This is a hand-numbered, half pound bag, packaged in custom coffee tins made … [Read more...]

Stumptown Coffee Is Back In San Francisco


Phillip Ma, owner of multi-roaster cafe Ma'velous, poses for with a five pound bag of Hairbender. Ma'velous is serving Stumptown Coffee in San Francisco, marking the first such wholesale account in the Bay Area.¹ When we visited this afternoon, Phillip was pulling Hairbender and offering Decaf Colombia La Piramide in a number of slow … [Read more...]