||Processing: Anaerobic Slow Drying
||Producer: Lamastus Family
|Altitude: 1700 - 9200 mast
||Tasting Note: Lychee, Strawberry Candy, dan Elderflower
The Lamastus have three different farms located in Boquete, Panama; El Burro Estate, Luito Geisha Estates, and Elida Estate. They have been producing coffee on Elida Estate for four generations since 1918. Elida Estate coffees are produced under a unique world-ecological condition: it is shade-grown, bird-friendly, the farm is located at a very high elevation, in a microclimate with very low temperatures, and the coffee trees are surrounded by the Volcan Baru National Park.
Typica is well known for its complex fruity and floral characteristics, but is also susceptible to disease. The cherries are processed with Anaerobic Slow Dry (ASD) method. First, the coffee cherries are fermented in a sealed tank for five days, and then dried on raised beds for 45 to 60 days. Finally they are dried on drying beds in the open air for almost 5 weeks.
This extended period of drying time results in an increase in tactile, while also slowly building up more fruit characteristics. It is very sweet and juicy, that reminds us of Lychee with acidity like Strawberry Candy and the elegant finish of Elder flower.