Panama Altieri Ale ASD Natural Geisha

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Panama Altieri Ale ASD Natural Geisha

Monday Roast -
cherry floral - pomegranate - hibiscus

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*Monday ROAST. This coffee is only ROASTED on Monday. 

Please order by Sunday, 11:59 pm PST, to be placed on the roast queue to receive that week’s roast. Please note: Your entire order will be shipped together - as often this causes a delay if you order in advance. If you would not like your order shipped together, please order separately. If your order contains two special roast dates the order will be separated.

 

 REGION:  Boquete     FARM:  Finca Alto Lino     FARMERS:  Eugene Altieri
ALTITUDE:  1820 M     VARIETAL:   Geisha     PROCESS:  ASD Natural     ROAST:  Medium | Light
 

 

Panama Altieri Ale ASD Natural Geisha has a very complex cherry floral, pomegranate, hibiscus, cranberry, lime, pink lemonade, fruit yellow pit and finishes with jasmine, intense lemon, nectarine with sweet cherry plum. Due to the anaerobic slow dry, the flavors are intensified and with every sip the complex flavors just explode creating a new experience.

 

Altieri Specialty Coffee is a family-owned group of coffee growing farms from Boquete in Panama, founded by Eugene Altieri, an Italian American businessman residing in Panama. We have two farms located in Boquete, called Mima Estate in the area of Callejon Seco and Pipim Estate in the area of Alto Lino. We produce varieties of Geisha, Typica, Catuai and Caturra. These prize-winning coffees are grown on the Eastern slope of the Baru Volcano, surrounded by the virgin cloud forests of the Baru National Park, at a height of between 1,600 and 2,200 meters above sea level, in an area known as Callejón Seco and Alto Lino. This area consists of volcanic soil, drained on the slope of the volcanic mountain, at an altitude where winds from the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans collide creating microclimates different from the rest of the country. Mima Estate (Callejon Seco) produces Geisha, Typica and Catuai, while Pipim Estate (Alto Lino) produces Caturra. After fifteen years of coffee growing and earning various awards, the second generation of the Altieri family are following Eugene’s legacy, working together to expand the Altieri Specialty Coffee brand. Given that family is in Altieri Specialty Coffee’s core values, our 10 lots’ names have special meaning; they are named after each of the Altieri family’s 10 grandchildren. 

Anaerobic Slow Dry Process (ASD PROCESS)

Looking to enhance the best attributes of the coffee, without losing the cleanness and elegance of our Natural Geisha classic, we developed our Dry Fermentation Process (DF). The cherry was manually selected and cleaned, to make sure it is completely mature. The beans were later sun dried in our greenhouse to lower water levels and to achieve optimal sugar concentration. Then, they were placed into silage bags where they underwent an anaerobic fermentation process with wild yeast from our farm (natural bacteria) for a couple of days with the minimum oxygen possible. Afterwards, the coffee was placed in African beds at 1,800 masl to slow dry until 11% humidity was achieved. Finally, the lot ended resting in our temperature and humidity-controlled warehouse.We are very satisfied with this process, since we were able to obtain a very unique, complex, and clean cup; representative of Altieri Specialty Coffee.This particular lot from Altieri grows under the shade on the rich slopes of the Baru Volcano. After harvest, the coffee cherries are placed in sealed tanks to undergo anaerobic fermentation. Anaerobic Slow Dry Fermentation Long. Fermented in tanks for 8 days and then sun dried in our africanbeds por aproximately 25 days, until approx. 11% humidity is achieved. Afterwards, the beans are placedin our controlled temperature warehouse for resting in grainpro bags. This specific drying process begins with some time in the shade and then the cherries dry under the sun. Once dried, the coffee beans are placed in our warehouse to rest.


PRIZE-WINNING
These prize-winning coffees are grown next door to their neighbor Wilford Lamasus of Elida fame (who sold last years ASD Geisha for a World Record $1029 lb at auction) on the Eastern slope of the Baru Volcano, surrounded by the virgin cloud forests of the Baru National Park, at a height of between 1,700 and 2,200 meters above sea level, in an area known as Callejón Seco.


FARM

This area consists of volcanic soil, drained on the slope of the volcanic mountain, at an altitude where winds from the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans collide creating microclimates different from the rest of the country.









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