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Elida Estate Natural Catuai Farmlevel Reserve
Strawberry Jam · Spun Sugar · Red Grape
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Each bag contains 226 grams (8 ounces) of whole bean coffee.
It’s like spreading strawberry jam on a piece of toast. It’s deliciously layered in sweetness, and that carries throughout each sip. If someone is on the fence about specialty coffee, give them this coffee.
This coffee is grown and harvested at the same award-winning farm on Lamastus family estates. If someone is newer to coffee, naturals are an excellent introduction to specialty coffee. Those who like Sumava Natural Gesha will love this.
Strawberry Jam, Spun Sugar, Red Grape
Wilford and Thatcher Lamastus
1,600 - 1,870 Meters
January - May
Coffee: 23 grams
Water: 368 grams
Brew Time: 3:00 minutes
After falling in love with the country while working on the Panama Canal, Robert Lamastus founded Elida Estate in the early 1900s. Today the estate is under the supervision of his grandson Wilford who has spent his whole life turning Elida into one of the most well-respected farms in the producing world.
During harvest season, the “Bajareque” (pronounced bah-ha-reh-keh)—a unique weather pattern— turns Boquete into one of the most intense and magnified microclimates in the coffee-producing world.
Given its location on the Eastern slopes of Volcan Baru, in the Eastern portion of the Cordillera Talamanca, a mist accumulates around Boquete when a cold front is present along the coast of Florida. The Bajareque engulfs the Boquete landscape in an immense fog that prolongs cherry maturation resulting in the denser, more complex coffee famous to this region.
The Catuai grown on Elida Estate is some of the healthiest we've seen. This 100% Catuai lot is dry-processed on patios under careful supervision to make for an impeccably clean and consistent cup.
Smooth, sweet, and fruity, I get the jam quality mentioned in the tasting notes (though not sure I can specifically taste the strawberry). Made in a french-press, ~194F, 4 min, 1:14 ratio. Distinct taste and recommended for a coffee lover