Panama

 

Region: Volcan Barú
Farm: Barú Black Mountain
Variety: Caturra/ catuai
Altitude: 1400-1600 masl
Proc. Method: Washed

The Barú Black Mountain plantation is located in northern Panama in the province of Chiriqui, near the national park “La Amistad”, declared World Heritage by UNESCO.  The plantation is located between 1300 and 1500m above sea level, not far from the Costa Rican border next to the Barú Volcano.  The Barú Volcano overlooks this national park and represents the highest point of the country. It is the very dark volcanic soil of the region that inspired the name of the farm.

This plantation belongs to the Spanish Pedro Rodriguez Escribano, a former printing contractor who, after selling his business in Spain, moved to Panama where he bought a cattle farm and a coffee farm.

In order to guarantee a high quality of the coffee as well as a regularity and homogeneity to the cup, the coffee is harvested only by hand and selectively. That is to say that  only the more mature cherries will  be harvested – a long and delicate operation, but necessary to guarantee the quality.