Panama Volcan Baru Bambito Estate
Bambito is sweet at a wide range of roasts, brown sugar and honey, marshmallow hint, walnut, apple, mouth refreshing acidity, and a sturdy bittersweet core. City to Full City+. Good for espresso.
Farm: Bambito Estate
Variety: Caturra, Catuaí
Altitude: 1600-1800+ masl
Processing: Wet Process (Washed)
This coffee is from the Bambito Estate, located near Volcan Baru in Chiquiri Province. Chiriqui is situated in the lush mountain highlands of Panama, along the Caldera river (aptly named "Caldera", a type of volcano, and runs through Volcan Baru National Park). The elevation at Bambito Estate spans a range of 1600 to 1800 meters above sea level. Coffee plants benefit from the high altitude, slowing the cherry maturation, yielding denser coffee, which is conducive to higher perceived sweetness and acidity. The nutrient-rich volcanic soil in the region also positively impacts the health of the coffee plants. Bambito is planted in a variety of coffee cultivars. This lot is a separation of Caturra and Catuai, but they are also growing smaller plots of Typica and Gesha too.
Description from Coffee Shrub.