Join us for an exquisite coffee tasting and engaging talk with Willem Boot of Finca La Mula Farms, Panama.
"It was love at first sight; Geisha swept me off my feet on a remarkable day in 2004 and my life hasn’t been the same ever since. Back then, I participated as a cupping judge during a coffee competition in Panama and for the very first time I experienced the flavor profile of this remarkable coffee variety called “Geisha”. The perfume-like aroma of jasmine and roses followed by the lingering taste notes of fresh papaya and tamarind were truly unparalleled. Immediately, I became fascinated by the mesmerizing characteristics of this coffee" Willem Boot, Finca La Mula Farms
Willem was introduced into the world of coffee at a young age and roasted his first batch at 14. He achieved a Master's Degree in Business Economics at the University of Amsterdam. His many accomplishments in the coffee world include - head judge at numerous coffee competitions, including Cup of Excellence. In 1998 Willem started Boot Coffee - a consulting company that advises roasting companies and coffee producers around the world on quality improvement strategies. In 2005, Willem broke ground with 6,500 geisha coffee plants on his Panamanian coffee farm - Finca La Mula. In 2014, Finca La Mula’s Geisha coffees won Best of Panama Coffee competition - the first non-Panamanian to have accomplished this high honor. In 2016 Finca La Mula won the Good Food Award.
Event is a Partnership of Red Bay Coffee and Bay Area Co-Roasters