Single Origin - Panama

Elida Estate Natural Catuai Farmlevel Reserve

Roast Level

3

10

Light roast

Origins
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Behind the cup

Each bag contains 8 ounces of whole bean coffee.


This coffee is grown and harvested at the same award-winning Elida farm on Lamastus family estates. If someone is newer to specialty coffee, this natural catuai lot is an excellent introduction to naturally processed coffee. Those who like Sumava Natural Gesha will love this.

Brewing Suggestions

All of our coffees can be brewed in various ways, designed for your perfect morning. These recipes are our favorite ways to highlight Elida Estate Natural Catuai. Your brewing adventure starts here.

Verve's Coffee Department

Kalita

Coffee

22 g

Grind

Med/Coarse

Water

330 g

Ratio

1:15

Time

3:30

V60

Coffee

22 g

Grind

Med

Water

356 g

Ratio

1:16

Time

3:30

Aeropress

Coffee

15 g

Grind

Med/Fine

Water

225 g

Ratio

1:15

Time

3:00

STORY

Coffee Producer, Wilford Lamastus

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 (pictured above) 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. The Catuai grown on Elida Estate is some of the healthiest we've seen. 

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