Elida Geisha Panama
The Lamastus family has been producing coffee at Elida Estate for four generations since 1918. The Elida Estate coffees are produced under a unique world-ecological condition that can be described as shade-grown and bird-friendly. Moreover, the farm is located at a very high elevation, in a microclimate with very low temperatures, and the coffee trees are surrounded by the Volcan Baru National Park, a virgin native, cloudy rain forest.
A few words for the Lamastus Estate coffees:
The Lamastus family produce these estate coffees on three different farms located in Boquete, Panama: El Burro Estate, Luito Geisha Estates, and Elida Estate. These three estate coffees are being harvested in the highest area of the country, in steep hills in the skirt of one of the highest volcanoes in Central America, the Baru Volcano. Elida Estate, specifically, is the highest coffee farm in Panama, located between 5,500 and 8,200 ft. (1.700 and 2.500m) above sea level.
These estates are planted with Arabica coffee in rich, deep, young volcanic soils and are kept in optimum conditions to develop the best quality coffee that the trees can offer. The cherries are delicately hand-picked, strictly at full maturity, by native Ngobe-Bugle in an area where the main objective is to keep the environment in its most pristine and natural condition. The coffee is then processed with great care to keep the rich flavor of the coffee in three different processing methods (natural, washed, and honey). Finally, the coffee is carefully selected, rested for 60 to 100 days (depending on the process) in burlap sacks on wooden floors, and then exported directly by the Lamastus family.
In these estates, there is a part of the farms that goes up to 6,000 ft. that is planted with coffee trees (in Panama, coffee cannot be grown at an altitude higher than 6,000 ft.), while the other part is an ecological reserve area, located within the Volcan Baru National Park, where visitors can go bird watching and see beautiful plants and many animal and bird species, including the amazing Quetzal. Because of the high altitudes where the coffee is grown, the beans are very dense and uniform, and they are mild with a medium body, a good aroma, and high acidity. These estate coffees are considered among the best in the world.
Origin: Boquette, Chiriqui, Panama
Cup profile: Jasmine, tropical fruits, sweet candy, delicate acidity, juicy
Suggested for: Filter coffee
Pouring time: 1'-1' & 30''
Extraction time: 2'-2'& 15''
- Price: 45.61€ (including VAT)
Product Code: 5204129022270
Ex Tax: 40.36€
Availability: In Stock