Panama FST Caturra Toby Londres WashedContinent: South America
Lot: 4 – Toby / Londres
Region: Volcán, Panama
Varietal: Catuai / Caturra
Farm: Finca Santa Teresa
Altitude: 1550 MASL (average)
Certification: Direct Trade
Cupping Notes: Cherry Cola, Banana Bread, Honey, Floral
Description: This is a mature plot situated at 1550 MASL which has a lot of shade from surrounding trees, including ‘Poro’ (Erythrina poeppigian) trees. These tropical evergreen trees produce a high level of nitrogen which help to improve the rate of soil mineralization.
Once handpicked, the cherries are handpicked and processed at our mill. To achieve this washed process the cherries are sorted straight after picking and are then placed into water floatation tanks, we remove the floating fruit and work with those that sink. Next the pulping process begins – the fruit flesh is mechanically removed from the bean, the mucilage layer remains intact at this stage. The beans are then placed into a large tank of water where fermentation occurs – the natural enzyme created will result in the removal of the mucilage. The coffee is then washed again and the next day the drying process on raised drying beds will begin. The coffee will take between 8 to 12 days to dry.