PANAMA BOQUETE FINCA LAS BRUMAS SHB EP
This 60-acre farm is located in the famed Boquete growing region on the border of Costa Rica. In fact, this place reminds us a lot of Finca La Amistad, one of our favorite Costa Rican suppliers.
Las Brumas’ close proximity to La Amistad International Park, the largest natural reserve in Central America, brings a wealth of ecological advantages to this corner of Panama. César Araúz has been managing his family’s farm for over a decade and dedicates his efforts to preserving its pristine ecology.
César relies on 6 year-round employees and another 60 seasonal workers from the Ngobe Bugle indigenous group who meticulously pick ripe cherries during the harvest. After harvesting, the coffee is depulped, fermented, washed, and carefully dried on covered patios and raised bed.
Las Brumas means “The Mists”
Tasting Notes: A very good everyday drinker. Medium bodied, medium to low acidity; nice semi-creamy chocolaty tones with a hint of sweetness and a bit of floral. Reminiscent of a Costa Rican coffee but a bit fuller bodied and less nutty. Light roasts still show a little sharp acidity, tasty with some setup but risks a little grassy tone. Medium roasts shine and are smooth and developed – good chocolaty semi-malty tones with just a hint of floral. Dark roasts get a bit thicker but turn much more semi-sweet chocolaty with some smoky tones in the aftertaste.
Roasting Notes: A nice medium to as dark as you want to go coffee. Easy to roast, medium to low chaff. If you like just a hint of crispness, keep it at the lighter side of medium, more of a creamy darker toned fan, would push it close but not into 2nd crack. Once you hit second crack, one will pick up some roasty notes that only dark roast fans will appreciate.