Country : Panama
Region : Chiriqui
Altitude : 1950 meters
Farm : Finca Nuguo
Owner : Jose Gallardo
Varietal : Geisha
Préparation : Washed, Honey, Natural
Complementary informations :
Farms that process their cherries are not that common. So when they make the 3 main processes, they do it perfectly and the varietal is Geisha, I say : LET'S DO IT !
This pack is an unique opportunity to discover what a well driven process can bring to a cup. From the clarity of the washed to the complexity of the natural.
A little reminder about processes :
The cherry is pulped and put under water to ferment the parchment. Once the fermentation finished, it is laid on patio or african beds (like here) to dry.
Semi Washed (Honeyed) :
The cherry is partially pulped and laid on patio or african bed (like here) to ferment and dry.
The cherry is directly laid on patio or african bed (like here) to ferment and dry.
Depending on regions, the processes can slightly differ but these are the main/standard ways to process coffees.
A little more about the farm :
Finca Nuguo is limited on one side by the National Parc La Amistad and on the other side by the costa rican border. Pretty nice location ! The weather doesn't seem to be well adapted for coffee growing. Heavy rains, high winds and very cold nights... According to Jose Gallardo, that's exactly why the cups are so amazing ! Low productivity and slow maturation seem to be key here.
The cherries are pulped using a hand driven machine and parchment is fermented and dried directly in the farm, on african beds, isolated from the rain.
Jose is a passionate and extremely competent farmer, always ready to learn more about farming and processing. The coffees are tracked by day of production and location. They are systematically cupped to determine the best micro lots.
As La Amistad National Parc is next to the farm, biodiversity is important. But Jose and his wife want to even increase it making the farm always more nature frienldy. It's good for the environment and for the eco-toursim they want to develop.
In the cup :
Please refer to each individual info sheet on the website.