PINEAPPLE SODA: Panama Creativa Coffee District
Pineapple soda is what summer was made for. A juicy geisha from the Creativa Coffee District in Panama.
We recommend to brew it as a filter coffee, hot or over ice. It has become our go-to iced coffee on a hot summer day.
Tasting Notes: Pineapple, Dark Chocolate, Sparkling Lime
Cup score: 87 ☕
Geisha coffee from Panama is distinct in its fragrance, aroma, and taste from other coffees. It is considered to be an extremely high quality coffee. Learn more about geisha and Panama geisha here.
This coffee is a microlot produced by Pedro Serracin at Finca Mamey. The coffee was processed at the Creativa Coffee District. The previous microlot that we had from Creativa Coffee District (Cherry Cola 2.0) sold out in a few hours. So move quickly if you want to try this gem!
ABOUT CREATIVA COFFEE DISTRICT
Creativa Coffee District (CCD) is a forward-looking specialty coffee producer in the Chiriquí province in Boquete, Panama.
They are a group of revolutionaries set to "game the change" in the coffee industry by weaving it together with the profound cultural impact of the world of contemporary art.
By transforming a traditional wet mill and drying patio into a modern state-of-the-art processing facility, CCD integrates art and specialty coffee in a unique and authentic space. Here, artists are promoted and celebrated to inspire industry participants around the globe to support and demand new coffee production standards that guarantee higher incomes for growers and sustainable ecological practices for processing stations worldwide.
We recommend taking a look at their Instagram account to get a feel for their innovative approach to coffee production and processing.
ABOUT FINCA MAMAY
Pedro Serracin is 80 years old and has had his five-hectare farm Finca Mamay for 60 years, and he still works for each harvest. For him, coffee is his tradition, his life.
He inherited the farm from his father and currently has four out of the five hectares planted with coffee. The remaining hectare is dedicated to cultivating shade-giving fruit trees and vegetables, providing a better environment and soil for coffee production.
During the harvest season from December to March, Pedro employs two additional families, six people, to help ensure each cherry is picked at peak ripeness.
ABOUT LOT N3 (Static Cherry Anaerobic Natural)
Lot N3 was processed with CCD's unique Static Cherry Natural process.
For this process, the ambient environment is crucial. The cherries are sealed into steel tanks, with no oxygen present. By creating an anaerobic environment, it enables certain bacteria and yeast to develop at a slower rate. This enables the producer to experiment with different durations, in this case an average of 24 to 72 hours. These relatively short fermentations lend a subtle vibrancy to the profile, due to the prevalence of lactic acids in the cherry.
☠️ Single Origin from Panama
☠️ Region: Boquete, Chiriqui
☠️ Producer: Pedro Serracin, Creative Coffee District
☠️ Farm: Finca Mamay
☠️ Roast: Light/Medium
☠️ Brew: Filter
☠️ Varietal: Geisha
☠️ Process: Static Cherry Anerobic Natural
☠️ Tasting notes:
- Pineapple, Dark Chocolate, Sparkling Lime
☠️ Altitude: 1800 masl
☠️ Harvest: January 2020 to March 2020
☠️ Imported by: WE THE ORIGIN
☠️ Whole bean