This unique coffee hails from the world-famous Finca Lérida – the very first coffee plantation ever established in Panama and still renowned today as producing some of the best and most desirable coffees in the world. With its idyllic setting and fascinating origin story, it’s no wonder that the finca is so well-known. But the true secret of its reputation lies in the cup. This Natural process coffee is full of dried fruit and berries: it’s got the provenance AND a stunning profile.
After being selectively harvested, with only the ripest cherries being picked, the coffee is submerged in water to ‘float’ the underripe and damaged cherries away. The denser cherries are delivered to patios to be dried in the sun for between 20 and 22 days. Once it reaches 11 percent humidity, the coffee is stored is collected to be stored and rested for about 60 days before being delivered to the dry mill for processing and export.
Finca Lérida was established in 1917 by Tollef Boche Mönniche, a Norwegian engineer and graduate of the Royal College of Dresden, Germany.