PANAMA "Finca Hartmann" Caturra (Black-Winey) - Whole Beans
The Hartmann family patriarch, Alois St. Hartmann, was born in Czechoslovakia in 1891. In 1914, at the onset of First World War, Hartmann emigrated to Pennsylvania in the United States where he changed his name to Luis Hartmann. Hartmann later purchased land in Chiriqui, in Panama and built a house. On that land, Hartmann began growing the first coffee trees on the Hartmann Estate. Direct descendants of Luis Hartmann own and manage the estate today. Third generation, Ratibor Hartmann manages the business and each of his four siblings oversees a specific aspect of the farm. There is a warm family vibe at this estate and issues are resolved smoothly in a way that you can tell that this family has lived together all their lives.
After harvest, cherry is pulped. Coffee and mucilage is moved to raised drying beds.
For the Black Winey process, cherry is picked when the cherry is darker and riper than is typically picked. Cherry is African raised beds. Cherry is visually inspected to remove damaged or over- and under-ripes and then laid in thin layers on raised beds. Raised beds allow for better airflow throughout drying that help prevent over-ripening, fermenting or spoiling.
Santa Clara, Renacimiento, Candela
1,260 to 1,500 meters above sea level
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