Panama, Crispiliano Castillo
Farmer: Crispiliano Castillo
Farm Name: Finca Casita De Peidra
Variety: Catuai, Caturra & Typica
Elevation: 1600 - 1900 masl
Region: Boquete, Chiriquí
Harvest Dates: Jan-March 2020
Process: Natural - 120 hours Static Cherry fermentation
Caramelized Dates, Cranberry, Pineapple, Dark Chocolate, Sweet Rum
Static Cherry Fermentation
For this process, the ambient environment is crucial. We seal the cherry into steel tanks, with no oxygen present. By creating an anaerobic environment, we allow certain bacteria and yeast to develop at a slower rate.
This means we are free to experiment with different durations, in this case an average of 24 to 72 hours. These relatively short fermentations lend a subtle vibrancy to the profile, due to the prevalence of lactic acids in the cherry.
Creativa Coffee District
Creativa Coffee District is a forward-looking Specialty Coffee producer at the Chiriquí province in Boquete, Panama. By transforming a traditional wet mill and drying patio into a modern state-of-the-art processing facility, CCD integrates art and specialty coffee in a unique and authentic space where artists are promoted and celebrated to inspire industry participants around the globe to support and demand new coffee production standards that guarantee higher incomes for growers and sustainable ecological practices for processing stations worldwide.
Coffee growers at Panama rarely get to process their coffee cherries in the way that the specialty coffee industry requires. At CCD, we are creating a community with those coffee growers committed to maintaining sustainable crops to buy their coffee cherries and process them at our station. With our state-of-the-art facilities and our innovative processing methods, we will challenge the status quo by changing the way that coffee farmers have used to grow, process, and market coffee.
Inspired by the Neighbors & Crops coffee model of LA PALMA & EL TUCAN in Colombia, we have established cooperating relationships with coffee producers in Hornito, Renacimiento, and Boquete. By controlling every step of the process, we are willing to push the limits and guarantee exceptional coffee profiles for Panama coffees. he farms we work with are located at an altitude range between 1.300 and 1.800 m.a.s.l.