PANAMA VOLCAN FINCA CARMEN
Our September coffee of the month is a washed Caturra from the Carmen estate in Panama. This coffee is characterized by its gentle and sweet flavor profile, complemented by well-balanced acidity and a medium body. This coffee starts with rich notes of chocolate truffle, which are prominent throughout the cup. Notes of cola appear for a quick visit in the middle of the cup and fade into the sweet chocolate and vanilla finish.
What truly sets this coffee apart is its lingering, delightful sweetness, leaving you with a satisfying aftertaste that invites you to take another sip. Whether you're starting your day or seeking a delightful pick-me-up, our September coffee of the month promises a consistently enjoyable and all-day coffee experience.
Roast Color: Medium-Dark
Cupping Notes: Chocolate Truffle, Cola, Vanilla
Story: Panama is an origin that constantly makes headlines in the specialty coffee world mostly associated with the renowned Gesha variety. But there are a number of complexities that influence specialty coffee and it would be a mistake to reduce the complexity of this famous growing region to nothing more than plant variety. With this lot of Caturra from Finca Carmen, there is an opportunity to explore the impact of terroir on different varieties. Finca Carmen is located in the famed Boquete growing region nestled under the ecological wonderland of Volcan Buru National Park where over 550 species of birds make their home. In addition to a mindful and environmentally balanced approach to farm management, Finca Carmen has an experienced team and onsite infrastructure at the farm to ensure attention to detail during the harvest. The caturra lot is processed using a washed method. After selective picking, ripe cherries are floated to remove less dense and damaged seeds, and then depulped, fermented, washed and placed on raised beds to dry.