Baru Black Mountain
Volcan Baru, Chiriqui Province, Panama
Our days on the estate, on the slopes of the volcano
This coffee is produced at the Baru Black Mountain farm, situated at an altitude of between 1.350 and 1.500 metres in Chiriqui Province.
The farm is owned by Pedro Rodriguez Escribano, who decides to leave Spain and move to Panama where he bought a cattle farm. He intended to make a living from beef production but thanks to his German son in law, Pedro started to produce specialty coffee.
An exceptional coffee grown on volcanic soil
How does the coffee we have selected is made?
After being picked by hand, cherries are dried by dehydration using a system of African beds placed inside an oven: an innovative technique that gives a unique sweetness.
Pedro grows his coffee in his farm located near La Amistad national park (UNESCO World Heritage Site), under century-old trees and on dark volcanic soil (whose color gives the farm its name).
The farm is not only committed to environmentally-friendly farming practices, by using stream water to wash its harvested cherries for example, but also respects its workers, who receive medical and educational support for their families.
Why did we choose this coffee?
The aromatic profile of this coffee is very complex but well balanced: scents of peach, jasmine and lemongrass are released on tasting. The main characteristic remains sweetness, with notes of plum and molasses.
We have dreamed for a long time of a single estate Panamian specialty (for real!) coffee and we finally found it.
- Botanical variety: Geisha
- Processing: fully washed
- Harvest: December – March
- Drying: on African beds
- Altitude: 1350 – 1500 m asl