Lot VN-05: Abu Coffee Catuai Natural

ABU COFFEE is a Geisha varietal cultivated in HACIENDA CAÑAS VERDES located the region of Cañas Verdes, Boquete, in a humid and rainy microclimate typical of the tropical forest. Coffee trees are grown on the slopes of the Volcán Barú National Park, which are fertile, well-drained, volcanic origin, and deep soils enriched with organic content.
The average altitude is 1550 meters above sea level. The shade protecting the plantation is given by native trees that grow in harmony with abundant local flora and fauna, respecting the environment and biodiversity. Given its strategic geographic location, sunlight is a crucial element throughout the whole process. The plantation receives powerful solar radiation, interrupted in the mornings and sunsets by a soft tropical mist known locally as "Bajareque" and caressed by thick fog. ​
Harvest season begins in summer, approximately in December and extends until March, months when the humidity drops, which, combined with the natural shade and the Bajareque mist, achieves the perfect balance for the maturation process. As a result, the cherries develop their maximum potential, optimally intensifying the sugars, and enriching the bean's flavor.​
The virgin rain forests where the ABU COFFEE plantations lie within make of its climate an extraordinary condition to achieve a unique combination of characteristics that make our Catuai one-of-a-kind coffee with a strong character, elegance, complexity, and intense flavors.​

Lot Description

Reference Number:VN-05
Opening Bid:$15.00/lb
Weight:100 lbs
Producer Cupping Notes:Aroma and fragrance: Violet, strawberry, orange peel, and cacao nibs. Taste and aftertaste: Grape, raspberry, mango, cacao nibs, pineapple, bright, winey, juicy, syrupy, and heavy body.
Drying Method:Raised Beds

Coffee details


The coffee is hand collected in the optimum maturation point and then hand-selected. We apply an anaerobic dry process for 160 hours and then sun-dried on African raised beds for approximately 25 days.

Farm details

Producer Name: JOSE LUTTRELL
Farm Size: 11.0 ha
Farm Elevation: 1550 masl
Average Rainfall: 3500mm

Producer Story:

ABU COFFEE was named to honor the memory of our father, José Guillermo Luttrell Tedman, the third generation of coffee producers, and to continue his dream of achieving what he considered the best-balanced coffee cup; a Geisha raised with the highest standards of quality. ​ That is why "ABU" (short for ABUELO, GRANDFATHER IN SPANISH), as his grandchildren used to call him, represents the legacy of this visionary and passionate lover of Boquete and specialty coffee that we want to preserve for the generations to come.

Mobile: + (507) 6612-9702 / + (507) 6618-6569
Email: abucofffeepanama@gmail.com
Instagram & Facebook: @abucoffeepanama

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