Lot GW-10: Don Benjie, Lost Origin El Velo Geisha Washed - Café Don Benjie

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Lot Description

Reference Number:GW-10
Opening Bid:$100.00/kg
Weight:25 kgs
Altitude:1500 masl
Producer Cupping Notes:Lychee, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Bergamot, Blueberry, and Raspberry.
Producer:Don Benjie
Drying Method:Indoor drying room.

Coffee details


Coffee cherries were hand-picked at optimum maturity, then floated and hand selected to get the best quality. After selection, they were placed in plastic crates and made a journey to Panama City in a refrigerated truck. Upon arrival at Lost Origin Lab, they were de-pulped and placed in hermetically sealed, stainless steel, temperature controlled vessels. Lactobacillus plantarum and Kviek voss were pitched as inoculants for the fermentation process. After 48 hours the coffee was washed with its own leachates from the fermentation. The parchment was then dried inside our 2-step drying rooms, first at 30% relative humidity for 3 days and then at 50% relative humidity and 20 degrees Celsius for 30 days until it reached 10.5% RH and 0.50 aw.

Farm details

Producer Name: Stefan Müller
Farm Name: Finca Don Benjie
Country: PANAMA
Farm Size: 30.0 ha
Altitude Range: 1400-1600 masl
Location: Boquete, Boquete Bajo Mono
Average Rainfall: 2400 mm

Producer Story:

Café Don Benjie farm is a 33-hectare coffee plantation that rests in the breathtaking Chiriquí Highlands, nestled in the Bajo Mono Canyon near Boquete and the Barú Volcano's slopes.

The farm flourishes beside the pure Caldera River, with elevations ranging from 1400 to 1600 meters. Bajo Mono is renowned for cultivating exceptional coffees, benefiting from volcanic soil, pristine spring water, and the legendary Bajareque mist. These elements form a multitude of microclimates that have made the region famous for its specialty coffee production.
In 1914, the de Dianous Family arrived in Boquete, where Gabriel de Dianous acquired the first coffee farm in Bajo Mono. Since then, the family has remained dedicated to the coffee industry.

In 2011, the new owners, Jose Benjamin de Dianous G. and Stefan Arwed Müller, took over the operations of the farm, committed to upholding quality and environmental preservation.

As a tribute to Mr. Benjamin de Dianous Henriquez, affectionately known as Don Benjie in Boquete, our brand and commercial name became Café Don Benjie. Mr. Benjamin de Dianous has always been a coffee enthusiast, actively contributing to the town of Boquete and its coffee industry.

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