Welcome to Phil & Sebastian. It’s not so much a business as it is the single-minded pursuit of a better cup of coffee. For the past decade we’ve spent most of our waking hours dedicated to the notion that coffee can and should be better than it is. We’ve travelled the world, micro-financed projects in coffee growing countries, custom built our own roaster, co-authored graduate level studies on water, and performed countless other harebrained feats in the service of our obsession. All in the hopes that the cup of coffee we pour today, will be just the tiniest bit better than the one we served yesterday.
It’s a fortunate thing if you’re our customer, and mildly unfortunate if you’re related to us. So, with the utmost earnestness, we invite you to come by one our cafes, visit a cafe that serves our coffee, or order a bag, and let us know how we’re doing. And when we say let us know how we’re doing, we mean it. Feedback can only make us better, and that’s why we’re here in the first place.
Geisha took the world by storm in 2004, and since then it has gained popularity year after year. After fetching high prices at auctions such as the ‘Best of Panama’ and ‘Esmeralda’, Geisha became widely planted throughout Central America. Geisha’s fame, in comparison to other popular coffees, is legitimate. Although Jamaica Blue Mountain, Kona and Kopi Luwak have all become exotic, high priced coffees, it is not always because they are good, it’s due to ingenious marketing. As a variety, Geisha needs little marketing; the cup speaks for itself. This is not to say that all Geishas are automatically amazing, but in the hands of a great producer with the right conditions, Geishas can be expressive and explosive.