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These Panamanian Roasters Will Bring The Caviar Of Coffee Beans To D.C.


In the highlands of Panama, winds from the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans mingle to influence a mountain climate responsible for some of the world’s most coveted coffee beans. A roasting company that owns seven cafes in Panama City will ensure D.C. has a reliable place to get a taste.

Eater reported last week that Café Unido had signed on as a tenant at La Cosecha, the ambitious Latin American market that developer Edens is opening in the Union Market district later this summer. The company’s three owners were in D.C. this weekend to participate in a benefit dinner at La Cosecha and scout locations for a roasting facility that would expand their local reach.

When Café Unido opens in late August or early September, it will have two counters inside La Cosecha, including a brew bar featuring its headlining attraction. That would be the Geisha — or Gesha — bean, a Panamian-grown variety of an Ethiopian strain that is the most expensive coffee in the world.

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