Panama Elida Natural Catuai


Panama Elida Natural Catuai

raspberry - white chocolate - bergamot

Regular price $23.95 Sale

 REGION:  Alto Quiel     FARM:  Elida Estate     FARMERS:  Lamastus Family
ALTITUDE:  1670-1870 M     VARIETAL:   Catuai     PROCESS:  Natural     ROAST:  Medium

"A fruit BOMB!" says Mike Perry. Initial cupping notes of raspberry, white chocolate and bergamot.

The Elida Natural is back! Producer Wilford Lamastus created these lots especially for Klatch Coffee giving the whole Klatch team and all coffee lovers something to be excited about. 


Ken Davids of Coffee Review is 95 POINTS #24 TOP #30 of 2019- Nov 2019 assessment describes our Panama Elida Natural Catuai as: 

"Richly and cleanly fruit-toned, chocolaty. Dried fig, chocolate fudge, molasses, oak, narcissus-like flowers in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet-tart in structure with high-toned, crisp acidity; full, creamy mouthfeel. The resonant flavor-saturated finish centers around fig and chocolate suggestions." 

This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 24 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2019. Produced by the Lamastus family of Elida Estate entirely of the Catuai variety of Arabica and processed by the natural method, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or “washed” coffees.

An explosively sweet, fruit-forward natural-processed coffee produced by the same farm that gave us the latest price-record-breaking, most sought-after Geisha in the world. Consider this coffee a worthy and affordable cousin.

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This is a dry-processed or “natural” coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or “washed” coffees.

More than half of The Lamastus Family’s Elida Estate is located in the Volcan Baru National Park, a protected ecological reserve and sanctuary for exotic plants, birds and mammals such as the tropical tiger. The Baru volcano is one of the highest volcanoes in Central America and covers 7 different climate zones. The coffee is grown up to 1,825 meters, the highest elevation to grow coffee in Panama. 

There are several local conditions that set this coffee apart from others. The farm is located at a very high elevation (1,700 to 2,500 meters) one of the two highest coffee farms in Panama. It is grown in rich, volcanic soil with a cool climate and a significant amount of fog and mist during the dry season. The coffee trees are surrounded by virgin-native cloudy rain forest, and because of the cool temperatures at night, it takes 2 to 3 years longer than the average coffee tree before these trees begin to produce. The low temperatures also contribute to an extended ripening time by 1 month, creating a more developed coffee bean.



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