A lot can happen in a decade. In 2008, the Lamastus family became Verve’s first Farmlevel relationship when we debuted their first iteration
of the Elida Estate Natural. The coffee became an instant classic and has been one of our most anticipated coffees every season since. Over
the years to follow, we would partner with them on the naming and launch of their Elida Green Tip Gesha, which recently set the world record
for the highest price paid for a coffee at $803/lb during the legendary Best of Panama auction.
Alongside these hallmark Elida Estate coffees, we also partnered to debut their most recent project: Luito Estate Gesha. This beautiful farm
sits even deeper into the continental divide than the mystical Elida Estate and is proving to be a world-class coffee in itself. The relationship
we have with Thatcher, Wilford, Wilford Jr, and the rest of the Lamastus family is one of Verve’s greatest examples of Farmlevel; long-standing
relationships built on trust, communication, passion, and a focused purpose to bring the best coffees in the world to the people.
This year marks the Lamastus’ 100-Year Anniversary in coffee and we could not be prouder of their hard work and heritage, and at the same time
their vision and potential for the future.
To the future,
Colby Barr, Co-Founder Ryan O’Donovan, Co-Founder
The relationship we have with the Lamastus family is one of our greatest examples of Farmlevel; long-standing relationships built on trust, passion,
communication, and a focused purpose to bring the best coffees in the world to people.
Kalita Wave Dripper #185
Our baristas prefer this brewer because it’s able to provide a fuller flavor and more balanced extraction.
The sign greets you when you get off the plane in Chiriquí, Panama, Bienvenido a la Frontera: Welcome to the Frontier. It’s
hard to overstate just how remarkable a setting this is for the most prized and exquisite coffee variety on Earth. Coffee
isn’t native to the region, and the variety that would propel the tiny town of Boquete into the spotlight of the coffee world
was actually born in Ethiopia. So, why La Frontera? Why was it this precise place in the world, this remote corner of the
coffee-growing Bean Belt that would come to change the way the global market evaluates and prices coffee? What drew the
original pioneers here and why did they stay? We brought some naïve questions and a lot of film to do some investigating
of our own.
Read about in our second volume of the Farmlevel Digest.
We believe the coffee experience is our responsibility from seed to cup. Coffee is our craft, our ritual, our passion. It drives us and inspires us. With this simple truth and responsibility we are bridging the gap from farmlevel to streetlevel.