Boquete is Panama’s most elite production area and the best coffee growing environment in the world. It faces the gentle and sentimental sea breeze of the Caribbean Sea, and is backed by the cold night attack of the Atlantic Ocean.
The mountains are high and steep, the soil is poor and there are many ridges. The famous "family-run" small farms or manors produce unique and unique coffee. Every year, more than 70% of the award-winning manors in Panama BOP come from this exquisite production area. Boquete coffee is very soft, with perfect acidity balance and a very characteristic aroma.
The Baru Volcano is not only the highest mountain rig in Panama, the residue from its early volcanic activities and eruption has also provided an abundance of rich, fertile soil for planting. The soil is rich in minerals and volcanic ash is especially rich in phosphorous and sulphur. When mixed with clay, and with an optimal climate, the area provides an environment conducive for quality coffee growing. The dense forest and many animal species will also provide much biodiversity.
About 50 of the coffee farmers here have united to form a cooperative. These farmers use traditional Boquete methods of coffee farming to cultivate the coffee in a near natural environment. Although production yield is not high, the environment and soil quality can be sustained, even improved. The natural planting method is not only beneficial for the environment. As the coffee plant grows slowly, the coffee plant will be influenced by the environment to produce coffee berries that have enhanced quality and flavour. After harvesting the ripe berries by hand, the berries are sent to the nearby Café de Eleta S.A. for processing. The processing plant is about 4 kilometers away from the plantations and is equipped with a modernized laboratory for quality testing and manual screening.
This Black Honey Apollo coffee is a fruit bomb with explosive fruitiness. With lots of tropical fruits, berries and cherries juicy sweetness, finish with hints of floral and tea-like aftertaste. It will give you a big wow on the first sip.
Brewing Recipe :
1 : 15
4th of June
Khoo Koay C.
Super fruity aroma
Poi Yen C.
A good amount of citrusy acidity. Light but tangy.
Not bad, not the best panama but would repurchase
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