Panama

Elida Estate Natural Catuai Farmlevel Reserve

Strawberry Jam · Spun Sugar · Red Grape

$20.75

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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.


Roast Level

  • Coffee Details
    Country

    Panama

    Tasting Notes

    Strawberry Jam, Spun Sugar, Red Grape

    Producer

    Wilford and Thatcher Lamastus

    Process

    Natural

    Cultivar

    Catuai

    Elevation

    1,600 - 1,870 Meters

    Harvest

    January - May

    Region

    Boquete

    Years Purchased

    5 years

    Brew Method

    Kalita Wave

    Brew Ratio

    1:16

    Brew Recipe

    Coffee: 23 grams
    Water: 368 grams
    Brew Time: 3:00 minutes

  • Farmlevel Story

    Farmlevel

    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.

Customer Reviews

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Bryan B.
Tasty Occasional Treat

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

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