Aroma: Floral Sweetness
Flavors: Cherry, jasmine blossom
Sweetness: Syrup, smooth
Body: Crisp and juicy
You'll like this coffee if: You love clean, floral, refreshingly juicy coffees. You like fresh fruit, floral blossoms, and sweet tea.
Francisco Serracin is the owner and operator of the Don Pachi estate in Bouqute, Panama. Being one of the original pioneers to cultivate the famous Geisha variety, he has long been an innovator in the specialty coffee industry. This lot of natural processed Typica variety is full of lush floral notes that are prized in Panamanian coffee, and has the cleanliness in the cup that is indicative of an aritsan producer.
What roast is your coffee?
We roast to a profile unique to each coffee which is designed to highlight the natural flavors of the bean while emphasizing sweetness and balanced acidity. On the spectrum of "typical roast" levels we would generally be in the medium to medium light on all coffees.
Do you offer ground coffee?
We do not. One of the best ways to brew really excellent coffee is to grind within 30 minutes of brewing. You'd be surprised the difference this makes, and our rule of thumb is grinding fresh on a very cheap grinder is better than pre-grinding on a very nice grinder.
Why is your coffee so expensive?
Really excellent coffee is picked by hand, and goes through multiple sorting processes and methods to improve quality. The higher number of processes involved in removing defects, underripe beans, and damaged beans the higher the amount of labor and the lower the yield from the farm. The extra work and higher amount of bad coffee removed is the primary reason for the increase in price.
Secondarily, we are trying to increase the amount farmers can earn for their coffee. We need to prove to them and their children (most importantly) that they can make a good living growing coffee. If this doesn't happen more and more farms will stop producing when children move to the city because of the low incomes in the coffee industry.