• Stone Fruit
In 1945, Alberto Sittón Rios acquired a farm in the mountains of Bambito, Chiriqui Province, Panama. The farm in Bambito represents Alberto Rios’s passion and his commitment to continue a legendary family tradition. Much of what makes Bambito Estates one of the best coffee producers in Panama is its near-perfect climate for coffee cultivation. Located near Volcan Barù (an inactive volcano and Panama’s highest point) and in between two national forest parks in Chiquiri Province, Bambito Estate’s coffee is comprised of three coffee varietals (50% catuai, 45% caturra, and 5% typica).
Bambito Estate is also keenly aware of their social and environmental responsibility. They are actively involved in several benevolent programs to benefit their community, and they recently built their own processing mill that uses only 16 ounces of water to process 2.2 pounds of green coffee beans.
-Bright cup, berry acidity, green apple.
This coffee comes from the Mama Cata farm, located in Altoquiel, a micro region in Boquete, Panama’s most famous coffee region, and named after Mama Cata, the family matriarch.
José David Garrido bought the farm in 1997 and repeatedly featured well in the Best of Panama coffee competitions.
The Garrido family’s farm is very well equiped technologically, for both processing – they have their own mill – and data analysing on varietal, soil composition, health of the lot, production and so on.
With the Geisha blend we offer a stunning espresso bean; this Mama Cata seems to be more prefered for filter brewing. The light body and fresh after taste all contribute to the bright and clean impression the coffee leaves.
The varietal is a combination of Caturra, Catuai, Geisha and Typica. Yes complex.
The beans have a SHB (stricktly hard bean) label and are fully washed and sun dried.
The soil is Black Volcanic and between 1550 and 1700 meters above sea level.
Hints of Cocoa
Year after year we see brilliant coffees from the Boquete region.
For the new Panama crop, that’s just on the market, we picked one from the Paso Ancho Volcan Area. It’s a Caturra, Catuai, Typica mixture, fully washed and sun dried.
Finca La Florentina is a third-generation family coffee farm that over the years of its
existence has contributed much to the surrounding community – socially as well as
economically and ecologically. The senior Louis Martinz emigrated from Austria to
Panama three generations ago. He developed several animal and crop farms in the Volcán
region, including a coffee farm, La Florentina. The coffee from La Florentina was exported
to North America and around the world. The town started to grow around the farms and
Martinz contributed to its development by offering job opportunities and promoting local
production. He passed away in 1968, and while his meat and dairy operations ceased
production, the coffee operation remained active. Louis’ grandson now operates the farm.
Panama Bouquete Geisha
• Full flavored and balanced
• Floral and Sweet. Stone fruit.
• Best when cooled down.
When you read the words ‘Bouquete’ and ‘Geisha’ in 1 sentence, you mostly starts drooling straight away.
When you want to buy this and see the price, you stop drooling.
The average Bouquete Geisha prices are somewhere between 30 and 40 euro’s a kilo. So when we receive a sample of this (affordable) Geisha a while ago we expected something to be wrong with the bean.
We mostly cup all our coffees blind. The day we cupped this Geisha, it was really jumping out. Since that day we believe in miracles again.
The Geisha is a controversial varietal when found in central america, that is for sure. And extremely rare at the moment although expect to see lots in the coming years. Made famous around 2005 at Hacienda La Esmeralda.
It was known as a very resistant varietal, but not convincing at the cupping table.
When the Petterson Family at Hacienda La Esmeralda began to experiment at higher altitudes it showed great potential though.
These days it’s known as the most expensive and impressive coffee in the world.
Altough this Geisha is not traceable up to the farm, Caffenation is glad to be able to mix it in the new LGB espresso blend and offer it as espresso or filter of the week now and then.
Panama Bouquete Lerida Estate Lot 5
• Flemish Cough Drops (borstbollen)
• Vegetable butter taste and mouthfeel
• Winey and floral
Finally we have some Panama coffee on the table again.
And of course, it’s one from Bouquete, Panamas prime region where also the world famous La Esmeralda estate is situated.
The Lérida Estate was founded in 1922 by a retired Norvegian, Toleff Boche Mönniche. Not only did he establish one of the finest coffee farms in Panama, he also had a great interest in the preservation of nature. Therefore, he made sure that 60% of the Finca Lérida is an ecological reserve.
Finca Lérida is subdivided in ten lots, so that distinct flavour profiles could be traced back to a specific lot of coffee. Just like the other Lérida lots, this coffee from lot 5 has great fruity aspects, with a kiwi richness and an avocado-like vegetable buttery mouthfeel that stays present in the aftertaste.
Situated in the Highlands of Boquete, Panama, at an altitude of 1600 to 1800 meters above sea level, on the foothills of the Baru Volcano, the quality of this special coffee takes advantage of the deep volcanic soil, the micro-climate (abundant rain and sunny, dry and windy during harvesting season) and its varieties (Caturra and Catuai). The Caturra variety is a mutation of Bourbon coffee discovered in Brazil while the latter is a semi-dwarf Arabica whose cherries hold solidly to the tree.