Panama Kotowa Duncan | Winey
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Red Wine, Fig, Apricot
- Dark Winey (Natural Process)
- Growing Region: Western Side of Boquete, El Salto Plateau.
- Growing altitude: 1650 – 17500 m
- Caturra Variety
- Whole Bean Coffee - 120g.
- Medium light roast.
- Optimal brew: Filter 46-30 days
RECOMMENDED BREW METHODS:
The Kotowa farms (which include Finca Don K – where this coffee was grown) were named by Alexander Duncan MacIntyre, a Canadian who settled in the Boquete region in 1918. Inspired by the high, cool climate of the area, he used the name ‘Kotawa,’ meaning "mountain" in the local Ngobe language to designate the land that currently composes the Kotowa estate.
The production and processing of the coffee fully takes environmental sustainability into account. The farm’s “ecological mill” uses only 1/2 litre per lb of green coffee - far lower than the 10 -20 liters used by many other mills in the world. All the by-products from the milling activity, including pulp and waste water, are used to produce the organic fertilizer that is used on the farm.
During harvest, the best ripe cherries are carefully selected by hand before being pulped using crystal clear water from the mountain springs. Modern milling techniques allow proper selection of the beans that are then pulped and dried using traditional methods. The cherries are then slowly dried using the old, gentle sun-drying system in the cool, dry climate of the farm.