Region: Candela, Chiriqui
Crop Year: 2016-17
Process: Black Winey
Varietal: Caturra & Typica
In the cup: Med-high acidity with juicy notes of tropical fruits, currants, chocolate & honey.
Background: Black Winey process is similar to the Natural process that we’re all familiar with. Ripe cherry is picked, sorted and sent for drying. This Winey coffee is sun-dried on raised beds to allow greater airflow during drying as the cherry which is still on the bean provides the opportunity for spoiling. The process gives coffee a fuller-body, some winey flavours, a sweeter profile with less acidity.
Hartmann Estate is owned by the Hartmann family. Mr. Alois St. Hartmann(Luis Hartmann) was born in Czechoslovakia in 1891 which he abandoned being a young boy when the First World War began. Thanks to his mother he could hide on a ship that took him to Pennsylvania, USA. At the age of 20 he travelled around with his friends until he came to Panama in 1911. He decided to settled down in the province of Chiriqui, specifically in the Candela region where in 1912 he built the first cabin in this virgin forest.
Today, the third generation of the Hartmann family represented by Mr. Ratibor Hartmann is running the business. Raibor Hartmann is one of five siblings that manage the farm. Each sibling is in charge of a specific operation on the farm. There is a warm family vibe at this estate.
Panama borders Colombia and Costa Rica. Panama’s coffee producing areas are located in the regions around one of the highest inactive volcanoes of Central America, the Volcan Baru, Boquete, Volcan, and Renacimiento. Panama has a very unique microclimate and its surrounding land is full of rich nutritional and fertile soils, making these highlands perfect conditions to cultivate and harvest a great variety of special coffees.