Friday August 10th we will be featuring a really exciting coffee on tap. It is the first Panama coffee we have ever had here at CBB. Our roaster Coffee Klatch gave it this bio:
Finishing 7th in the World at the SCAA cupping pavilion and 5th at this years Best of Panama, Carmen Estate has long been recognized as one of the worlds finest coffee’s. This coffee is a great example of a great coffee from Panama and another Klatch World Exclusive.
CARMEN ESTATE COFFEE is a family owned business. They are sustainable coffee growers and very high quality green coffee exporters. In 1950 Efrain and Carmen Franceschi began cultivating arabica coffee varieties on their estates. Today their single estate and mill –beneficio- is managed by their sons and grandsons. It produces just 1,200 bags (60 kg each) of unique quality green coffee beans. It is located in Volcan Valley at an altitude of 1750 meters (5,600ft); latitude 8°49’25’’N; longitude 82°37’55’’W. The valley is considered the most important area in mountain and shade grown coffee plantations of The Baru Volcano region in Panama, Central America. This micro-region is heavily influenced by its proximity to both the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean. The cool, frost free nights typical of the area are coupled with dry, sun drenched days which together create optimal growing conditions.
This will definitely be a coffee to try so make sure to come by and get some before we sell out.