SANTA TERESA / PANAMA
Dried Mango, Tropical, Complex, Watermelon
Varietal: Caturra, Catuai
Process: Pulped Natural
Elevation: 1800 masl
We seem to love pulped naural coffees from Panama. Especially from the Volcan region of the Volcano. There seems to be a bit more calculated experimentation going on on that side of the Volcano for some reason. Maybe it’s the slightly wetter climate, or the amount of valleys and hills that make up the terroir. In any case, this coffee is from over there. Hahaha. It has an intense natural flavour quality to it, but still manages to be very clean, and complex without getting drowned out by the fermentation process in the sun. The African beds are slightly higher to helping for a bit of a longer drying stage in the honey process of the production. Here is a bit about the farm.
Finca Santa Teresa is blessed with rich black volcanic soil, a high altitude location and favorable weather patterns associated with both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans; this results in coffees of singular quality. The Finca is located along a series of beautiful valleys and ridges which create a variety of micro-climates and give individuality to each of their lots.
The Finca is located at 1400-1800m and the coffee planting is interspaced by live barriers, streams, and broad sections of virgin forest. Squirrel monkeys and many of the 600 species of birds in the area are often seen in and around the Finca. Adjacent to the farm is the La Amistad International Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site jointly managed by Panama and neighboring Costa Rica. FST operates a best practice approach to all of its activities."