From Coffee Beans to Bean2Beds…11th Dec 2009
So Christmas is actually approaching…16th Dec 2009
Our latest filter coffee comes from the Hacienda La Esmeralda farm in Panama.
Panama is located in Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Colombia and Costa Rica.
The farm is run by Price, his wife Susan, and his son Daniel. His daughter, Rachel, works on marketing and sales (picture of family below).
The coffee is grown from 3,300 feet to 5,000 ft in several owned or controlled parcels, half of which are either in forest reserve or National Park. The farm has 134 ha. of coffee in production.
The beans are almost entirely of the Catuai varietal which comprises of approximately 70% of the crop. In the cup you get really strong vanilla, with walnut and chocolate, just like a walnut whip. The vanilla lasts all the way through what is a delicious coffee.
We only have one batch of this so get it while it lasts!!