"A fruit BOMB!" says Mike Perry. Initial cupping notes of mixed berries (strawberry, blackberry, boysenberry), tropical pineapple, stone fruits (plum, cherry) and more!
Our Elida Natural is back! Producer Wilford Lamastus created these lots especially for Klatch Coffee, giving the whole Klatch team and all coffee lovers something to be excited about. The Lamastus Family Estate won Best of Panama 2022, winning three top geishas and the Panamá Cup - Best Coffee Producer of the year. With this multi award-winning coffee grower, setting world records for Auction-Winning Coffees—we present you a crowd pleaser: our Elida Catuai Natural.
COFFEE REVIEW - PANAMA ELIDA NATURAL CATUAI 95 POINTS & #24 TOP 30 OF 2019 - 2019
Ken Davids of Coffee Review is 95 POINTS & #24 TOP #30 of 2019- Nov 2019 assessment describes our Panama Elida Natural Catuai as: "Richly and cleanly fruit-toned, chocolaty.
Dried fig, chocolate fudge, molasses, oak, narcissus-like flowers in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet-tart in structure with high-toned, crisp acidity; full, creamy mouthfeel. The resonant flavor-saturated finish centers around fig and chocolate suggestions." This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 24 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2019. Produced by the Lamastus family of Elida Estate entirely of the Catuai variety of Arabica and processed by the natural method, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or “washed” coffees. An explosively sweet, fruit-forward natural-processed coffee produced by the same farm that gave us the latest price-record-breaking, most sought-after Geisha in the world. Consider this coffee a worthy and affordable cousin.
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Our Elida is a dry-processed or “natural” coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or “washed” coffees.
Lamastus Family Estates (El Burro Estate, Luito Geisha Estates, and Elida Estate) was established in 1918 on a ultra-high-elevation goes from 1700 m to 2060 m. More than half of the estate is located within the Volcán Barú National Park VBNP, a protected ecological reserve and sanctuary for exotic plants, birds and mammals. Conservation Practices include planting several species of native trees that feed the birds in the coffee plantation. Each of these unique growing conditions shows in a distinguished cup. The farm has a total of 65ha of which 40ha are planted with Catuai, Geisha, and a bit of Typica; the rest is private forest reserve or is inside the VBNP. Our Panama Elida Catuai is a dry-processed or “natural” coffee, meaning that the coffee beans were dried inside the fruit.
There are several climate conditions that set this coffee apart: the coffee farm is located at a very high elevation, 1,850 masl, which is one of the highest farms in Panama. Grown in rich, volcanic soil, this Catuai varietal enjoys a cool climate and a significant amount of fog and mist during the dry season.