Farm: Finca Santa Teresa
Altitude: 1,555 MASL
Certification: Direct Trade
Cupping Notes: Nectarine, Sprite™, Vanilla
Box Size: 15K
Finca Santa Teresa (FST) is a coffee farm and mill nestled high in the cloud forest near the Volcán Barú; Panama’s highest peak, adjacent to La Amistad National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Farm occupies 237 acres of stunning forest between 1400-1900m above sea level.
A regular finalist in the Best of Panama competition, with more than a dozen awards in the last decade, FST produces a range of premium specialty coffees, including Gesha, Caturra, Catuai and Pacamara varietals.
The Farm’s terroir – rich volcanic soils, high altitude, weather systems driven by the Pacific and Atlantic and a series of ridges and valleys – makes for incredible coffee.
Summer is a 12 year old Gesha plot that is planted under native shade trees. This lot is processed as a traditional honey. Meaning the skins of the fruit were removed and then the coffee was put out to dry with the meat of the fruit still surrounding the coffee seeds. Honey’s have to be turned frequently to make sure they dry evenly, and that the sugars of the fruit are evenly distributed on the drying coffee.
When all is said and done Summer Gesha Honey lives up to it’s name, we cupped it with a refreshing notes of Sprite™, nectarine, and vanilla.