Panama, Graciano Cruz
Farmer: Graciano Cruz
Farm Name: Los La Jones
Variety: Caturra & Yellow Catuai
Elevation: 1750 – 2100 masl
Region: Boquete, Chiriquí
Harvest Dates: Jan – March 2020
Process: Natural - 24 hours Intrinsic Cherry fermentation
Concord Grapes, Honey Suckle, Cherry, Dark Plum, Caramel
Intrinsic Cherry fermentation
Here we ferment the cherry in the very same bags they come in. It is in this way our process maintains the essence of each micro-lot.
The bacteria and yeast strains are unique and vary in each batch, and by involving them in the fermentation, we let the terroir shine. We open the fermentation environment to the air and allow nature to guide the temperature which averages at 30° celcius. In this case we just keep an eye out to keep temperatures below 45° celsius, to prevent the cherries from over heating.
We keep the fermentation times between 12 and 72 hours, because the soaring temperatures of our natural environment result in drastic changes of the cherry cell structure, and rapid embryo death, completely changing the cup profile.
Creativa Coffee District
Creativa Coffee Districtis a forward-looking Specialty Coffee producer at the Chiriquí province in Boquete, Panama. By transforming a traditional wet mill and drying patio into a modern state-of-the-art processing facility, CCD integrates art and specialty coffee in a unique and authentic space where artists are promoted and celebrated to inspire industry participants around the globe to support and demand new coffee production standards that guarantee higher incomes for growers and sustainable ecological practices for processing stations worldwide. Coffee growers at Panama rarely get to process their coffee cherries in the way that the specialty coffee industry requires. At CCD, we are creating a community with those coffee growers committed to maintaining sustainable crops to buy their coffee cherries and process them at our station. With our state-of-the-art facilities and our innovative processing methods, we will challenge the status quo by changing the way that coffee farmers have used to grow, process, and market coffee.
Inspired by the Neighbors & Crops coffee model of LA PALMA & EL TUCAN in Colombia, we have established cooperating relationships with coffee producers in Hornito, Renacimiento, and Boquete. By controlling every step of the process, we are willing to push the limits and guarantee exceptional coffee profiles for Panama coffees. he farms we work with are located at an altitude range between 1.300 and 1.800 m.a.s.l.