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Panama Elida Estate Natural:

Coffee Trees in Bloom

 

At the turn of the century Kentucky born Robert Lamastus·started an Arabica coffee plantation in a farm located at around 5,600 ft (1 700 m) above sea level in the skirts of the Baru Volcano in Boquete, Panama. He processed and exported what is still today considered as one of the highest quality coffees in the world. Now a days and two generations later the tradition continues, the Lamastus family, still produces, processes, and exports its own rare estate coffees.

 

Elida estate is planted in rich deep young volcanic soils and is kept in optimum conditions to develop the best quality coffee that the trees can produce. The cherries are delicately hand-picked, at strict full maturity, by native Ngobe-Bugle Indians in an area where our main objective is to keep the environment to its most pristine and natural condition. The coffee is then washed processed with most care to keep the rich flavor of the coffee. Then, the coffee is carefully selected, rested for 60 days in burlap sacks on wooden floors and then exported directly by the Lamastus family.

 

In these estates, Estate only, the area that goes up to 6,000 ft is planted with coffee (in Panama coffee cannot be grown at altitudes higher than 6,000 ft) and the other part is an ecological reserve area, located within the Volcan Baru National Park, where you can go bird watching and see many beautiful plant, animals and bird species including the Quetzal.

 

All this care and attention to detail produces one spectacular coffee. Rich creamy body and lots of berry flavor in this one; blackberry, strawberry, and maybe some blueberry. Hints of banana and milk chocolate also reside in the cup. Medium acidity with a nice lingering aftertaste.

 

Temporarily Sold Out! But don't fret, the new crop is on the way.