January Mystery Coffee Reveal - Rozali

Fourth Mystery Coffee League season is underway! Time to learn the details about our first Mystery Coffee of 2024!

🇵🇦 Panama Janson 115

Farm: Hacienda Las Lagunas
Region: Volcán, Chiriqui
Variety: Green Tip Geisha
Processing: Washed
Altitude: 1350-1400 masl
Tasting notes: green tea, jasmine, grapes
Harvest: 2023

Processing method:

Traditional washed with 72 hours of fermentation and sun-dried on patios for five days.

Farm story:

The story of Janson Farms began in 1926 when Carl Axel Janson left Sweden at 21 and arrived in Panama. He was immediately enamoured with the land, nature, and the charming town of Volcán in the Chiriquí Province.

Inspired by the green forests and the pleasant spring weather that reminded him of his home country, Carl and his wife Peggy decided to buy land and establish the first automated dairy farm in Panama. He imported Brangus cattle and various breeds of horses, as well as largemouth bass and bluegill fish from Florida, to preserve the natural richness of the farm's lakes for future generations.

After many years, the Janson family discovered the potential of coffee plantations in the mid-1980s. With the assistance of agricultural engineers, they evaluated the soil and purchased coffee plants. In 1990, Carl's sons, Michael, Carl, Ricardo (R.I.P.), and Peter inherited the business and established Janson Coffee, driven by their father's obsession with hard work, quality, and love for the land. They envisioned creating a company that would produce and sell high-quality specialty coffee of different varieties, such as Catuai, Caturra, Pacamara, and the famous Panama Geisha, locally and internationally.

Today, the business is led by Kai and Janette, the second generation of Jansons, and Janette's son, Miguel, the third generation. Janson Coffee is a family business that continues to expand while preserving the land, growing sustainably, and improving the quality of life for its workers and their families.

Hacienda Las Lagunas

Hacienda Las Lagunas is a farm located at an altitude of 1,350-1,400 meters above sea level in Volcán region. The farm, also known as Las Lagunas, is named after its lagoons and wetlands. It is situated to the west of the Barú Volcano and boasts several rich natural springs. The coffee plantation is divided into different lots, each of which volcanic soil ais surrounded by natural reserve areas. These reserves serve as natural barriers to protect the plantation and provide a vital habitat for many birds.

About the selection:
Comments by Dawid

What's the better way to start a new season than washed Panama Gesha. I was worried that it will be too easy to guess given that coffee of the month was also Janson Gesha just with may more intense processing method. However, the shape and size of beans was really similar. Top-notch coffee from top-notch farm - that was just a prequel for 2024 Mystery Coffee League. 


Thanks for strong start of the new season with 105 participants. I know that Mystery Coffee last month was quite expensive but I hope you were happy with the quality of the beans.

For the second time in MCL history, we have two people with max amount of points for tasting notes! Congrats to Cabesito15 and gmzhunter!

The winner of Week 4 round is Cabesito15 with 24 points. Followed by Herman and gmzhunter with 23 points.

TOP3 of January 2024 round:
1. Cabesito15 - 24 points
2. Herman - 23 points
3. gmzhunter - 23 points

Roaster's line-up for the next five months:
FEBRUARY 23 - AMOC from Rotterdam 🇳🇱
MARCH 23 - Kaffeelix from St. Pölten 🇦🇹
APRIL 24 - MAY 24 - Banibeans from Ljubljana 🇸🇮
APRIL - MAY 24 Meet-up special round, in person pickup only - September from Ottawa, roasted by Kyle Rowsell 🇨🇦
JUNE 24 - Three Marks Coffee from Barcelona 🇪🇸

You can still order AMOC Mystery Coffee. If you would like to join MCL, order coffee here and join our Discord server. You can find extra discount on our server as well!

Mystery Coffee League is sponsored by Acaia and Kruve.

Thanks for the pics Herman!