Panama Chiriqui Finca Santa Teresa Honey Caturra Catuai – 29185 – GrainPro Bags – SPOT RCWHSE

Price $4.99 per pound

Bag Weight 131.86 lbs

Position Spot

Bags 48

Warehouses Oakland

Flavor Profile Orange, banana, honeysuckle, chocolate

About this coffee

Grower

Finca Santa Teresa

Altitude

1400 – 1600 masl

Variety

Catuai, Caturra

Soil

Volcanic loam

Region

Santa Clara, Renacimiento, Chiriqui, Panama

Process

Honey processed, depulped and immediately dried on raised screens in the sun

Harvest

November - March

Certification

Conventional

Coffee Background

Panama is an origin that constantly makes headlines in the specialty coffee world mostly associated with the renowned Gesha variety.  But there are a number of complexities that influence specialty coffee and it would be a mistake to reduce the complexity of this famous growing region to nothing more than plant variety.  With this lot of Caturra and Catuai from Finca Santa Teresa, there is an opportunity to explore the impact of terroir and different processing techniques on different varieties.  Santa Teresa has 240 acres cultivated with coffee, meticulously divided into 20 plots with distinct landscape and micro-climates, which influence the maturation and ultimate quality of a coffee seed in different ways.  In addition to a mindful and environmentally balanced approach to farm management, Santa Teresa has an experienced team and onsite infrastructure at the farm to ensure attention to detail during the harvest. The caturra/ catuai lot is processed both as a natural and a washed method.  For the honey process, ripe cherries are floated to remove less dense and damaged seeds, and then depulped and placed on raised beds and turned regularly over a period of 8 to 12 days.