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We are proud to offer you the Elida Estate Loma-Centro lot. 1,780-1,820 masl. This Unique lot is in a new location in the center (Centro) of Elida Estate and partially located inside the Baru Volcano National Park (BVNP). Our Panama Elida Loma Natural Geisha is from the multi award-winning Lamastus Family’s Elida Estate, with a record auction (Elida Geisha Aguacatillo) sold at $6,034/lb. Initial cupping notes: of raspberry, orange, vanilla, malt chocolate, break green tea – 90+. You'll enjoy flavor notes of sweet peach, cloudberry and finishes with nectarine.
Awards: Best of Panama 2022 winning three top geishas and the Panamá Cup - Best Coffee Producer of the year. The BOP-2020 EGN ASD, as in 2019 and 2018, came from LA TORRE LOT, a very special lot that meets all the requirements of one of the best Terroirs for Geisha in the world.
Elida Estate is a 2X Best of Panama Awarded Natural Geisha, as well as Top Auction Price winner in 2018 & 2019. Two months prior to the auction, Best of Panama hosted a competition where it earned a score of 95.25/100.
Our CEO and Roastmaster at Klatch Coffee, Mike, had the honor of being one of the 21 judges for the event, which drew coffee connoisseurs from all over the world. Additionally, Coffee Review awarded the Panama Elida Geisha Natural 97 points in 2019.
The Lamastus Family Estates is a group of farms that were founded by Robert Lamastus in 1918, Amado Boutet in 1925 and Luito Lamastus in 2014. It is group of four estates named Elida Estate, El Burro Estate, Luito Geisha and Sendero Geisha (not producing yet). All the farms are located in different areas of the highlands of Boquete, Panama, making each one different from each other for its unique microclimate and microorganisms surrounding them and the Terroir.
Around half of the Elida Estate farm is located within the Volcan Baru National Park, a protected ecological reserve and sanctuary for exotic plants, birds, butterflies and mammals (like the tropical tiger).The Baru volcano is one of the highest volcanoes in Central America, at 3,475m/12,475 feet, with an area of 14,000ha and 7 different climate zones depending on the elevation. Elida obtained all the benefits from the National Park growing coffee in these attributes with elevations ranging from 1670/5,550ft up to 2060+masl/6,760ft one of the many reasons this coffee is produced under a unique world condition.
The unique world conditions at which Elida coffee grows can be listed as follows: High elevation, rich volcanic soils, unique microclimate, low temperatures, microorganism beneficial to coffee, unique coffee yeasts, fungus, fog and mist during the dry season, virgin-native cloudy rain forest surrounds the coffee trees, low temperatures at nights (in the highest part in occasions below 10 C/50F) which elongates the production period and of the tree and the ripening of the fruit which is a crucial attribute for the development of the bean. These attributes create a distinguished cup.
Coffee quality is directly related to the elevation where the coffee is grown, the higher you grow it, the better the quality, nevertheless you can only go so high because at cold temperatures below 10C/50F for long periods, the trees won’t produce coffee.
Natural: Is the traditional “classic” natural, without fermentation, process where the red burgundy cherries/fruits are left overnight and then the next morning the fruits are sent to the beds for a period of more or less 30 days to dry. There is a variations when sometimes we harvest the fruits grape color instead of burgundy-red.