Panama l Kotowa Mandarina l Gesha l Washed
Farm: Finca Don K
Processing: Fully Washed
Altitude: 1700 meters above sea level
Owner: Ricardo Koyner
Town / City: Boquete
Flavor: Currants, Red Grape, Black Tea
Body: Good Structure and clean body
Acidity: Bright Acidity & Sweetness
Our purchase for Ethiopians shipment was delayed. Hence we managed to source for a small amount of good coffees for you. This coffee is Gesha. For those who have not tried Gesha before, this is a good starter.
The Kotowa farms (which include Finca Don K – where this coffee was 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 currently composes the Kotowa estate.While in Canada, Alexander had read a newspaper article about a mountainous region called Boquete, an unexplored region in Panama located on the slopes of a mysterious volcano. The stories captured his imagination and led him to visit the region, where he fell in love with the magic of the valley and its people. Four generations on, and Alexander's family are 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 near-by 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 - 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.