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Panama Hartmann Natural - Limited Edition - Filter

Red wine, forest fruit & sweet

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Coffee type:100% Arabica: Caturra, Catuai & Natural
Country of origin:Panama
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Product Information

Crop:
2023.

Country of origin:
Panama.

Coffee type:
100% Arabica: Caturra, Catuai & Natural.

Coffee plantation:
Finca Hartmann Estate, Volcán district.

Flavor Indication:
Red wine, forest fruits & sweet.

Brewing method filter:
(Quick) filter, push pot, iced and slow.

Brewing method espresso:
Espresso machine, fully automatic and with milk.

The famous Hartmann family is an example of passion and how we see collaboration. Around 1995 this relationship began! From a farm with 2 kinds of coffee (for Europe and for the US) they have grown to produce several lots of high quality coffee, in complete harmony with people and nature. In addition to our Panama Birdsong, we also have Limited Edition coffee from this family. And this time it is another Natural.

Meet the coffee farmer:
Coffee Farmer: Hartmann Family
Coffee: Panama Hartmann Natural
Plantation: Finca Hartmann Estate
Location: District of Volcán

The coffee farmer:
The Hartmann family is one of the pioneers of specialty coffee production in Panama. Alois Strasil Hartmann emigrated to Panama. His son Ratibor Hartmann laid the foundation for Finca Hartmann in 1940. Finca Hartmann is a 3rd and 4th generation family business. All family members are passionately involved in running the finca. Coffee is for them a way of life, their culture, their family - a lot of work, but also a lot of love, passion and dedication, resulting in a constant, high quality of their coffee.

"My father has always linked coffee production to environmental conservation," he said.
Ratibor Hartmann

The plantation and the coffee:
Finca Hartmann was founded in 1940 by Ratibor Hartmann and became world-renowned primarily for its sustainable farming practices and biodiversity. All coffee is grown in the shade of native trees that also serve as habitat for numerous bird species. The Finca consists of several smaller farms/plots, all located between 1,300 and 2,000 meters above sea level with nearly 100 hectares of forest reserves adjacent to the Parque Nacional de La Amistad.

Natural coffee
The process of unwashed coffee is the oldest processing method in existence. This process requires extreme precision. The picked coffee berries are placed in the sun: the berry dries out, making it easy to remove the bean with a machine called a huller. This is a machine that cracks the coffee berry and pushes out the coffee bean. The duration of drying varies between 8 and 12 days. This depends on the weather. It is very important to remove the coffee berry in time to avoid over-fermentation. Drying this way is done on patios or on raised drying beds. This method is much faster, cleaner and more efficient than drying on traditional concrete patios.

What does it do to the flavor?
As the pulp dries out in the sun, the sugars from the pulp migrate into the coffee bean. This gives this coffee a much sweeter, fruitier flavor profile and a subtle body.

Organization:
The plantation normally employs about 35 people. During harvest time, 200 indigenous families live on the plantation. In Panama, coffee farmers also provide housing for their staff. The Hartmann family provides a safe, good living environment, equipped with electricity and clean drinking water. Certainly not a given in the coffee world!

In Latin America, Panama is among the relatively prosperous countries, comparable to Chile, Argentina and Mexico. It has the highest minimum wage in the region. The Hartmann family attaches great importance to paying their workers a decent income and providing them with good housing and living conditions. Only in this way, for example, can the pickers actually pick the right, ripe berries, rather than haphazardly picking for the highest possible kilo yield. The plantation has sufficient natural water and cultivation in the middle of the rainforest ensures excellent soil and minimal environmental impact.

Coffee sheet (PDF)