Panama - El Burro Estates Geisha ASD
Producer: Lamastus Family Estates
Process: Anaerobic, Slow Dry
Location: Panama Highland, BVNP
Elevation: 1,550 - 1,800 MASL
Crop Year: 2022
Tasting Notes: dark raisins, purple grapes, dark plum, hibiscus
The Lamastus Family Estates is a group of farms that were founded by Robert Lamastus in 1918 Amado Boutet in 1925 and Luito Lamastus in 2014. It is a group of four estates named Elida Estate, El Burro Estate, and Luito Geisha. All the farms are located in di erent areas of the highlands of Boquete, Panama, making each one different from the other for its unique microclimate and microorganisms surrounding them and the Terroir.
El Burro Estate, one of the most southern coffee farms in Panama, part of the estate is inside the Baru Volcano National Park (BVNP). Coffee in this farm grows starting from 1550masl/5,100ft up to 1800masl/5,900ft, with a mean elevation of 1,675masl, young volcanic soils, pristine forest, unique micro-climate, with di erent temperatures, winds, and precipitation than other farms of the region. Being inside the BVNP -A protected ecological reserve.
This coffee is produced under a unique world condition for several reasons: First, the farm is located at a very high elevation, it is grown in rich young volcanic soils, the temperatures are low, and it is dry during the dry season (as opposed to other coffee estates from the Lamastus Family Estates) and precipitation during the wet season is very heavy 3200mm/125in average precipitation, the coffee trees are surrounded by virgin-native cloudy rain forest, the nights get cold here low temperatures also extend the ripening time 1 month longer (thereby the development of the bean). All these unique growing conditions, like in Elida, show in a distinguished cup.