Flavor Profile Lemon zest, hibiscus, tapioca, cocoa
Carmen Estate Coffee
Paso Ancho, Tierras Altas District, Chiriquí, Panama
Fully washed and dried on raised beds
December - April
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 from Finca Carmen, there is an opportunity to explore the impact of terroir on different varieties. Finca Carmen is located in the famed Boquete growing region nestled under the ecological wonderland of Volcan Buru National Park where over 550 species of birds make their home. In addition to a mindful and environmentally balanced approach to farm management, Finca Carmen has an experienced team and onsite infrastructure at the farm to ensure attention to detail during the harvest. The caturra lot is processed using a washed method. After selective picking, ripe cherries are floated to remove less dense and damaged seeds, and then depulped, fermented, washed and placed on raised beds to dry.