Panama Boquete Elida Catuai Lot 56 (200g)

Altitude: 1670 – 1850 masl
Varietal:  Catuai
Process:  Natural
Roast:  Medium
Tasting Notes: Candied fruit with a long finish

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There are not many names in the specialty coffee world that would ring as loudly as the Lamastus’, the producers known for producing some of the very best and most premium coffee in the world. Their Elida Geisha made the news in 2019 for being coined as “the most expensive coffee in the world”, selling at USD75 a cup.

The family has being producing coffee in Elida Estate for four generations since 1918. 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.

This coffee is intensely sweet, like candied fruit, and a lingering finish.