Lot GN-03: El Burro Geisha Natural ASD

Another one of our four Anaerobic Slow Dry (ASD) designed lot. Our ASD is a proven process for our high elevation coffees, together with our terroir, unique micro-climate, volcanic soil and lush vegetation that surround the coffee plantation make this El Burro Geisha Natural (EBGN) ASD a unique cup profile in Panama.

El Burro Estate was established by our maternal grandfather Amado Boutet, whose father Aristides Boutet had emigrated from France in the 1800s. After winning numerous prizes at the Best of Panama (BOP) competition, it has become one of our famous coffee farms.

The Lamastus Family, a coffee-growing family since 1918, is the owner of the Elida Estate and El Burro Estate coffees; both coffees have won of many prestigious prizes in international and local BOP cupping competitions. This has been made possible thanks to the elevation of the farm and an unwavering commitment to quality. For three generations and counting, Thatcher Lamastus, his son Wilford, and his grandson Wilford Jr have made their passion for coffee a family tradition.

El Burro coffees are produced in one of the most undisturbed coffee farms in Panama. Like Elida farm, part of it is also inside the Baru Volcano National Park (BVNP). Shade-grown and bird friendly, the farm is located at a very high elevation (farm goes up to 2000m, coffee up to 1750m), in a microclimate totally different than at Elida.

EL BURRO ESTATE farm is the southernmost farm (our Luito Geisha farm is the northern-most farm and Elida is close to Luito to the north) of Boquete; here the microclimate (and part of the terroir) is very dry during the dry season and very wet during the wet season in the northern farms like Elida (and Luito), the dry season gets lots of mist and rain thanks to the cold winds from the north. El Burro's distinctive microclimate yields a different cup profile with unique attributes that set it apart from our other farms.

Here, too, the farm is located at a high elevation, located at the southern tip of the Baru Volcano itself. Between the Caribbean to the north and the Pacific to the south, coffees here are grown in nutrient-rich young volcanic soils, protected from harsh sunlight and surrounded by a virgin rainforest lush with unique yeasts, bacteria, and other beneficial microorganisms. These unique growing conditions combine to produce a distinguished cup full of attributes that cannot be easily experienced elsewhere.

For the second consecutive BOP, not a single Lamastus Family lot was rejected at either the local or the international panel of the Juries.

Lot Description

Reference Number:GN-03
Opening Bid:$50.00/lb
Weight:100 lbs
Process:Natural ASD
Producer:Lamastus Family Estates

Coffee details

Farm details

Country: PANAMA
Farm Size: 40.0 ha
Farm Location: 8.7527, 82.513
Farm Elevation: 1600-1750

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