GUMMY PEAR: Panama Creativa Coffee District
Fruit-forward with a gummy bear texture and some dark chocolate to round things off.
The coffee was produced by Carolyn Saraceni from the Creativa Coffee District in Boquete, Chiriqui in Panama. Her farm's name is Finca Estrella and it has been passed down from her grandfather to her father and now she's proud to continue the family legacy.
Tasting Notes: Pear, Gummy Bears, Cacao Nibs
Cup score: 86.0 ☕
As a tribute to Carolyn's favourite colour (green) and also to reflect the tasting notes in the coffee, we decided to go with an all green label for this bag.
If you enjoyed our recent Pineapple Soda, then this will be right up your alley since it's also from Creative Coffee District and was produced using the same proprietary technique: a Static Cherry Anaerobic Natural process. More info about this processing method can be found below.
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 Creativa's Instagram account to get a feel for their innovative approach to coffee production and processing.
ABOUT FINCA ESTRELLA
Carolyn Saraceni Castillo is 25 years old. She inherited her 15-hectare farm from her father, who has been helping her develop and improve the farm over the last eight years. For Carolyn, coffee equals happiness. The farm has been passed down from her grandfather to her, and she is proud to continue the family legacy, bringing it into the 21st century.
12 of the 15 hectares are planted with 50,000 Catuai coffee trees. She and her father oversee all of the work on the farm, which is done by hand. They employ members of the indigenous community, the Ngöbe-Buglé, to help them with the harvest, which runs from November to March, and general crop maintenance year-round. Carolyn loves the way we process her coffee and is looking forward to an exclusive relationship with us.
ABOUT LOT M31 (Static Cherry Anaerobic Natural)
Lot M31 was processed with CCD's unique Static Cherry Natural process.
For this process, the ambient environment is crucial. The farmer seals the cherry into plastic tanks, with no oxygen present. By creating an anaerobic environment, certain bacteria and yeast are allowed to develop at a slower rate. This gives the farmer the liberty 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
☠️ Producer: Carolyn Saraceni
☠️ Farms: Finca Estrella
☠️ Roast: Light/Medium
☠️ Brew: Filter
☠️ Varietal: Catuai, Typica
☠️ Process: Static Cherry Anaerobic Natural
☠️ Tasting notes:
- Gummy Bears
- Cacao Nibs
☠️ Altitude: 1500 masl
☠️ Harvest: January 2020
☠️ Green coffee purchased by: WE THE ORIGIN
☠️ Whole bean