REGION: Alto Quiel FARM: Elida Estate FARMER: Lamastus Family VARIETAL: Catuai ALTITUDE: 1670 - 1870 M PROCESS: Natural ROAST: Medium
Producer Wilford Lamastus created these lots especially for Klatch Coffee giving the whole Klatch team and all coffee lovers something to be excited about. The Elida Natural offers a sweet chocolate aromatics. In the cup, the flavors become defined as strawberry, milk chocolate and orange with a juicy finish. This year's crop offers a super balanced, intense, and sweet cup that lingers pleasantly, drawing you back in for more!
More than half of this farm 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, 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.