Panama Elida Natural
Panama Elida Natural
Tasting Notes: Blueberry / Fig / Maple.
This new lot for 2019 has notes of Blueberry, Fig, and Maple. It is a phenomenal coffee. We always look forward to when Klatch releases the latest lot. This one does not disappoint. If you love fruit forward you are in for a treat!
Fun Fact: This coffee is from the same Coffee Estate that broke the record for the World’s Most Expensive coffee, the Elida Geisha Natural which won First Place in the most recent Best of Panama coffee competition, and set a world record price of $803 per pound. Klatch Roastmaster and Green Coffee Buyer Mike Perry was on the International Judging Jury and purchased this world record coffee at the auction.
Producer Wilford Lamastus created these lots especially for Klatch Coffee giving the whole Klatch team and all coffee lovers something to be excited about. The Elida Natural offers an eye-popping fusion of tropical fruits and sweet chocolate aromatics. In the cup, the flavors become defined as cherry blossom, guava, black currant and dark berry along with a juicy finish. This year's crop offers a super balanced, intense, and sweet cup that lingers pleasantly, drawing you back in for more!
More than half of this farm is located in the Volcan Baru National Park, a protected ecological reserve and sanctuary for exotic plants, birds and mammals such as the tropical tiger. The Baru volcano is one of the highest volcanoes in Central America and covers 7 different climate zones. The coffee is grown up to 1,825 meters, the highest elevation to grow coffee in Panama.
There are several local conditions that set this coffee apart from others. The farm is located at a very high elevation, one of the two highest coffee farms in Panama. It is grown in rich, volcanic soil with a cool climate and a significant amount of fog and mist during the dry season. The coffee trees are surrounded by virgin-native cloudy rain forest, and because of the cool temperatures at night, it takes 2 to 3 years longer than the average coffee tree before these trees begin to produce. The low temperatures also contribute to an extended ripening time by 1 month, creating a more developed coffee bean.
Roasted by: Klatch Coffee
Region: Alto Quiel
Farm: Elida Estate
Farmer: Lamastus Family
Altitude: 1670 – 1870 m
Roast Level: Medium