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Panama Boquete - Camiseta Estate

Nice sweetness and acidity, plum, nectarine, cherry, brown sugar
$4.36 / lb $576.72 / bag
TOP LOT
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2020/21
Status Spot
Lot Number P608656-1
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About This Coffee

This washed coffee comes from Camiseta Estate, one of three farms owned by Laura E. Suárez, including Dona Eira Estate, Los Limones Estate. The varieties Typica, Catuai, Catuai Amarillo and Geisha are mainly grown here. The farms are located in El Salto, a municipality in Bajo Boquete, at altitude above 1,500 meters. The Catuaí variety is predominantly grown at Camiseta and the coffee has a particularly beautiful citric acidity. 

Country of Origin Panama
Harvest Season 2020/21
Coffee Grade PAN CA WA SHB
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Plant Species Arabica
Processing Washed
Cup Score 85.75
Variety Catuai
Region Boquete
Farm Name Camiseta Estate
Growing Altitude 1500-1700m

History of Coffee in Panama  

There are some indications that green coffee first arrived in Panama as early as 1742, but the first attempts at commercial cultivation didn’t occur until the 1780’s. Planting at low altitudes around the port city of Portobelo, these efforts failed. It would be another 100 years, when coffee was planted in the highlands around the Volcano “Baru,” before commercial cultivation of Panama coffee was successful; however, nearly all coffee grown in Panama was used for internal consumption and the country was better known for exporting tea. Panamanians drank more coffee than they grew and had to import coffee to meet demand until the 1940’s. Exports grew slowly over the years, peaking in 1996 at 181,000 bags.  Although there have been a few spikes since then, exports have settled down around 50,000 bags for the last 10 years as producers shifted their focus from volume to quality. More than 50% of coffee production is still consumed domestically. 

Growing Coffee in Panama  

Panama coffee grows in the west, near the border with Costa Rica in the highlands of Chiriqui, which means “Valley of the Moon.” Most coffee grows in two areas near the volcano Buru: Boquete and Volcan-Candela above 1,500 masl. Many coffee estates in Panama are 30-50 hectares and many coffee families are descendant of American and European immigrants, but there are indigenous farmers and farms as small as a few hectares. Most Panama coffee is washed and sun or machine dried. Panama grows Typica, Caturra, Catuai, Bourbon,  San Ramon, Pache,  Mundo Novo and, of course Geisha. 

  • Status Spot
  • Cup Score 85.75
  • Region Boquete
  • Farm Name Camiseta Estate
  • Producer Type Single Estate
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Catuai
  • Coffee Grade PAN CA WA SHB
  • Growing Altitude 1500-1700m
  • Country of Origin Panama
  • Warehouse The Annex
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot Yes
  • CTRM Contract Number P608656-1

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