We are Panamanian producers of high altitude coffee. Our farm is managed by the family, which is part of the second and third generation of the Aguilar Barroso, who have produced coffee since the 60s, being one of the first families to settle in the community of Santa Clara, in the highlands of Chiriquí.
Particularly our current beginnings date back to 1983 when Héctor Aguilar Barroso began to cultivate, on his own, varieties such as caturra, typica and catimor. In the mid-1990s, coffee cultivation decreased and other crops such as blackberries, beans, chayote and others were introduced. After more than a decade, coffee cultivation resumed fully in 2007 with the Catuai variety, and in 2016 with the Geisha and Pacamara varieties.
Our farm is located in Santa Clara, Renacimiento District, Chiriquí Province in Panama. Currently, we have 12 hectares of total crop area and 6 hectares reserved for natural rainforest, with altitudes from 1280 to 1500 m.a.s.l. The average temperature is 21 °C. During the course of the year, the temperature generally oscillates from 14 °C to 29 °C.
The Coffee Harvest on the farm is between October and February, every year. The coffee is processed using mainly washed and natural methods. After harvesting, the coffee is dried on African beds for around a month.
MICRO ROASTED EACH SUNDAY MORNING IN SMALL 22 POUND BATCHES: Soon he invested in 3 Probat P12 high-tech digital roasting technologies from Probat Roasters, offer the highest quality small batch Coffee roasters. These machines allow him to roast small batches of each coffee we need just for that day. The advantage is we can roast as little as 18 pounds that will yield around 14 pounds of coffee per cycle this means we are never going to roast more coffee then is needed to fill orders for the day. Giving you an incredibly fresh coffee roasted only after an order is placed. Meaning you will get the freshest coffee possible, still warm as it is bagged and shipped to you while they are still warm from our roaster.
Every Sunday Morning We Start Roasting At 4:00 A.M. I lite our Probat roasters for the day to roast only the coffees that have been ordered that same day. Yes, we take our coffee seriously in fact very seriously. Small batch roasting is more expensive because it limits the amount of coffee, we can roast in one day but, this roasting technique ensures that each batch of coffee Beans will be superior in quality and roasted evenly to the desired roast profile, not mass produced. This process draws out the best possible flavor in each batch. Small batch roasting permits a higher quality of standards in coffee throughout the complete process: from choosing the correct charge & drop temperature & then to slowly roasting each small batch to perfection.
All Our Coffees Are Packaged in Bags That Are Nitrogen Flushed. Nitrogen is an odorless and tasteless gas that is heavier than oxygen. It is typically used in the food industry because of its ability to reduce the staling process. Since Nitrogen has no smell or taste, it won't compromise the quality of the coffee taste but, will ensure its freshness for a long period of time. When paired with our one-way values on our coffee bags it will keep your coffee fresh roasted coffee fresh for months to come. This is a time-consuming process & adds to the cost of our coffee in both bags and labor but, we think it is worth it, because most people only drink around a 1/2 to 3/4 of a pound of coffee a week.
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