Origin Information

Grower
Casa Ruiz, S.A., La Berlina Estate
Variety
Geisha
Region
Horqueta, Boquete, Chiriquí, Panamá
Harvest
October - March
Altitude
1600 meters
Soil
Clay minerals
Process
Fully washed after depulping and fermenting, then dried on patios in the sun and in mechanical dryers.
Certifications

Background Details

Panama Horqueta La Berlina Fully Washed Geisha Crown Jewel is sourced from Finca La Berlina, a family owned estate located near the town of Boquete between Volcan Buru National Park and La Amistad International Park within the province of Chiriquí, Panama. The Boquete region is celebrated for the Geisha variety and the exquisite cup profile, which is likely attributable to a combination of factors rarely found elsewhere in the world. The Ruiz family has worked in the Boquete coffee industry for three generations and owns La Berlina Estate. The family’s collective knowledge about Geisha’s adaptability in the Boquete region and the attention to detail executed in processing at Finca La Berlina undoubtedly contribute to the consistent recognition received at the Best of Panama auction over the last several years. The Ruiz family also attributes much of their success to the workers at Finca La Berlina and the culture of excellence promoted through the Ngabere literacy program, named for the indigenous population called the Ngabe, who work on the estate during the harvest.