Region: Santa Clara
Varietal: Catuai & Caturra
Altitude: 1,400 - 1,500 MASL
Cupping Notes: Cola, Red Apple, Marshmallow, Milk Chocolate
Recommended Roast:City to Full City
Good For:Pour Over, Auto Drip, Espresso
Description: This is our first custom blend made with the fine folks at Finca Santa Teresa (FST). We’ve loved working with FST year after year, so this opportunity to put together a blend was too fun to pass. This is a blend of coffees from our five favorite plots cupped earlier this year. The profile leans towards the fruity side, while maintaining the clean cup and brightness of high elevation washed Panamanian coffees. To achieve this washed process the cherries are sorted straight after picking and are then placed into water floatation tanks to remove “floaters”, which are less dense cherries. Next the pulping process begins — the skin of the fruit is mechanically removed from the bean, and then cherries are placed in fermentation tanks. During the fermentation process a natural enzyme occurs that aids in the removal of the mucilage. The coffee is then washed again and the next day taken to raised beds to begin drying where it stays for about 12 days.
This multi-plot blend from FST highlights the operation as a whole to produce a unique coffee that features their whole operation. We love the profile of this one, it’s got something very chuggable about it with notes of Red Apple and Cola, and lots of sweetness reminding us of Marshmallow, and a sweet linger like Milk Chocolate.