A round-bodied and rich natural process gesha. Aromas of marmalade and raspberry greet you, with luscious notes of fresh blueberry and rose hip emerging when sipped. Lively mandarin orange acidity complements the round body, which lingers in a long finish of juniper and crème brûlée.
This coffee is available whole bean in 4-ounce pouches, roasting and shipping on Tuesdays only.
Producer: Duncan Estate
Region: Boquete, Panama
Altitude: 5,906 feet
Notes: Marmalade, Rose Hip, Fresh Blueberry
Kotowa is one of a few farms owned the Koyner/Duncan family in Boquete, Panama. The Koyner/Duncan family moved to Panama from Canada in the early 1900s and established one of the first coffee mills in the country, which is actually still operational today.
The coffee at Kotowa—"mountain" in the indigenous Gnobe Indian language—grows on the slopes of the Baru volcano, between the Pacific Ocean and the mountains of the continental divide. This location creates a microclimate of cool temperatures and optimal amounts of rain and sun. The coffees mature slowly and produce cherries with a high sugar content.
At Kotowa's Las Brujas farm there is a small creek that has an underground current. That causes the creek to sometimes be dry in some areas and wet in others. The area was called "Las Brujas" because people used to think that witches caused the river to appear and disappear.
Kotowa offers its workers medical care and, for the children of workers, a nursery providing both meals and a school program. These social programs have earned repeated recognition from UNICEF.
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