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Panama l Kotowa Mandarina l Gesha l Washed

$23.00

Region

Chiriqui

Farm

Finca Don K, Ricardo Koyner

Altitude

1700 MASL

Variety

Gesha

Processing

Fully Washed

 

Flavor: Currants, Red Grape, Black Tea

 The Kotowa farms (which include Finca Don K – where this coffee is grown) were named by Alexander Duncan MacIntyre, a Canadian who settled in the Boquete region in 1918. Inspired by the high, cool climate of the area, he used the name ‘Kotawa,’ meaning "mountain" in the local Ngobe language to designate the land that included the Kotowa estate. While in Canada, Alexander became curious over an unexplored region in Panama located on the slopes of a mysterious volcano called Boquete. The stories in the newspapers during his era captivated him. He went, he discovered, he fell in love. Four generations later, Alexander's family is still cultivating and processing coffee in the same traditional way. On the volcanic slopes of the farm, you can see the distant Pacific Ocean on one side and the nearby rugged mountains of the continental divide on the other. This area is naturally blessed with a climate where the perfect combination of rain, wind, sunshine, clouds and temperature produce an organic coffee with distinctive character. The production and processing of the coffee fully takes environmental sustainability into account. The farm’s ecological mill uses only 1/2 litre per lb of green coffee, a volume far lower than the 10 -20 liters used by many other mills in the world. All the by-products from the milling activity, including pulp and waste water, are used to produce the organic fertilizer that is used on the farm. This is responsible farming at its best.

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