This is a SHB EP grade washed coffee from Carmen Estate in Panama's Volcán Valley.
Carmen Estate is an award winning family farm situated at 1,700 - 1,750masl. It was founded by Efrain and Carmen Franceschi, who began cultivating arabica on their various estates in the heart of the Panamenian Barú Volcano region. It is now run by Carlos Aguilera Francheschi and his family. The estate produces around 1,200 bags per year of SHB arabica of the Caturra and Catuai varieties, both washed and natural process. The farm's top lots consistenly place highly in the the annual 'Best of Panama' competition and took first place in 2008.
The Volcán Valley, home of CARMEN ESTATE COFFEE, at an altitude of 5,600 ft (1,750 meters) is the most important area in mountain and shade grown coffee plantations of The Barú Volcano region in Panama. The valley follows the course of the Chiriquí Viejo river as it flows down from the blue mountains of Cerro Punta to the Pacific Ocean. Their rich volcanic black soil and superb drainage are ideal for the cultivation of our Arabica Coffee. The valley´s micro-region is heavily influenced by its proximity to both 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.
Volcan’s pairing of excellent volcanic black soils with an outstanding micro-enviroment has led to its recognition as one of the finest coffee growing regions of Panamá