Lot VW-05: Abu Coffee Catuai Washed

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, complexity, and intense flavors.​

Coffee and cupping details

Description:

The coffee is hand collected in the optimum maturation point and then hand-selected. Then we apply a double phase anaerobic process where the coffee cherries are stored in closed tanks for 48 hours. Then the coffee cherries are pulped. The coffee beans go through a second phase of fermentation with mucilage for 72 hours before being fully hand-washed with clean mountain water. Finally, the coffee is slow sun-dried on raised beds for approximately 15 days.

Boxes: 2
Weight: 100 lbs
Score: 88.5
Cupping notes: Aroma and fragrance: Fruity, caramel, and brown sugar. Taste and aftertaste: Hint of roses, Nutella, lime, caramel, pineapple, orange peel, syrupy and medium body

Farm details

Description:

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

Top Performing Farm: HACIENDA CAÑAS VERDES
Top Performing Farmer: JOSE LUTTRELL
Top Performing District: BOQUETE
Top Performing Village: CAÑAS VERDES
Farm Size: 11.0 ha
Farm Elevation: 1550 masl
Average Rainfall: 3500
Drying Method: Raised Beds

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