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Panama - Cafe de Eleta - "Pacamara" Natural

Panama - Cafe de Eleta - "Pacamara" Natural

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Café de Eleta resides in the highlands of Piedra de Candela, Renacimiento District, Chiriquí Province, on 420 hectares of unique and privileged lands, famous for producing the most exotic coffees in the world. Café de Eleta was born in 1978 growing vegetables and raising sheep for the production of wool. After multiple consultancies, studies and new land purchases by its founder Fernando Eleta Almarán, in 1995 the first batch of Catuaí variety arabica coffee was planted, always conserving primary and secondary forests and water sources that abound throughout the farm.

Finca Café de Eleta is a neighbor of La Amistad International Park (PILA), declared a World Heritage Site for its rich and abundant biodiversity. Finca Café de Eleta represents an important buffer zone for this valuable protected area. Located between 1,250 and 1,500 meters above sea level, the coffee-growing areas are surrounded by humid tropical forest with temperatures between 18° and 24°C and annual rainfall between 2,000 and 4,000mm. There the soils, flora, fauna and microclimate combine to offer one of the best environments for the production of specialty coffee of the highest quality.

Today, 185 hectares of Arabica coffee of the varieties: Bourbon, Catuaí, Caturra, Geisha, Maragogype, Pacamara and Typica are cultivated and caracolillo (Peaberry) is offered by special request. Finca Café de Eleta manages processes: washed, natural, honey and experimental through one of the best ecological coffee mills in Panama, with state-of-the-art technology. For natural processes, the grains are harvested at their ripest point and dried on African beds or in a patio, and by mechanical air dryers. For its part, the washed process includes meticulous fermentation to achieve the perfect balance
in the cup.

Though small in coffee production, Panama is a mighty player in coffee quality. In particular, Panama is famous for producing Geisha variety lots that have fetched prices exceeding $800 per pound. Today, its renown as a producer of rare and sought-after varieties positions Panama as a contender for a new kind of ‘coffee-tourism’ that has the potential to change the way we produce, purchase, consume and talk about specialty coffee on a global scale

Origin: Panama
Region: Chiriqui
Varietal: Pacamara (A cross between Pacas and Maragogipe)
Process: Natural
Altitude: 1300 meters above sea level
Sub Region: Piedra de Candela, Renacimiento District

Cupping notes: Aromas of cedar, leather, vanilla and spice. Flavours of dried fruits and nuts, vanilla and herbal tarragon with a light citric acidity, velvety smooth body and a lingering aftertaste.