Arrived August 29th, 2023 to Calgary Warehouse.
Forward has purchased 45kg of Washed Geisha GW-1618.
From ABU COFFEE:
ABU COFFEE, a young Geisha farm with only six years of production, has participated for six (6) consecutive years in the Best of Panama Competition among the most recognized brands of Geisha coffees from Panama, with outstanding results demonstrating consistency in our processes and high-quality standards. We participated for the first time in the 2017 Best of Panama Competition with our Geisha Washed, winning the sixth place with a 91.52 points score. Since then, we have proudly been in the top 15 coffees of the Best of Panama with scores above 90.25 points.
ABU COFFEE is cultivated in the region of Cañas Verdes, Boquete, in a humid and rainy microclimate typical of the tropical forest. Coffee trees are grown on the slopes of the Volcán Barú National Park, which are fertile, well-drained, volcanic origin, and deep soils enriched with organic content. The average altitude is 1550 meters above sea level. The shade protecting the plantation is given by native trees that grow in harmony with abundant local flora and fauna, respecting the environment and biodiversity. Given its strategic geographic location, sunlight is a crucial element throughout the whole process. The plantation receives powerful solar radiation, interrupted in the mornings and sunsets by a soft tropical mist known locally as "Bajareque" and caressed by thick fog.
Harvest season begins in summer, approximately in December and extends until March, months when the humidity drops, which combined with the natural shade and the Bajareque mist, achieves the perfect balance for the maturation process. As a result, the cherries develop their maximum potential, optimally intensifying the sugars, and enriching the bean's flavor. The virgin rainforests where the ABU COFFEE plantations lie within make of its climate an extraordinary condition to achieve a unique combination of characteristics that make our Geisha and Catuai one-of-a-kind coffee with personality, intense juicy flavors, and aromatic floral notes.
ABU COFFEE was named to honor the memory of José Guillermo Luttrell Tedman, the third generation of coffee producers, and to continue his dream of achieving what he considered the best-balanced coffee cup; a Geisha raised with the highest standards of quality. That is why "ABU" (short for Abuelo, grandfather in Spanish), as his grandchildren used to call him, represents the legacy of this visionary and passionate lover of Boquete and specialty coffee that we want to preserve for the generations to come.
Price Forward paid per kilogram: 79.20 USD FOB
Total purchased: 45kg
Harvest date: January to March 2023
Fermentation: dry fermented for 72 hours before being fully hand-washed
Drying time: 15 days on raised beds
Drying temperature: 10°C-23°C
Altitude: 1550 masl
Region: Boquete, Chiriquí, Panama
Rainfall: 3500 mm/year