Panama Catuai - winner of Traditional washed Best Of Panama (BOP) 2016 & 2019!

**This coffee is from our superlative menu and is roasted to order. It will take longer to prepare and this coffee may not be in stock in-store.  The best way to order is to place the order online with the option to pickup or be sent via courier.  On average we roast this coffee once per week. 

The Hacienda Barbara Estate is well known for growing specialty coffee in the best regions of Panama for over 20-years.   The farms are located in Jaramillo and Piedra Candela regions.  Both farms have produced the 'Best of Panama' winning Catuais (type of coffee variety grown).

You may have noticed both our Hacienda Barbara Geisha's on our superlative menu and this coffee is from the same award winning farm. 
What is the difference?
The variety of coffee seed grown.  The other coffee's are of a Geisha variety and this is of the Catuai variety.  The Geisha's are typically very floral and delicate.  This Catuai is super clean tasting (no astringencies or negative flavour attributes) and is also displaying bright berry fruit notes.

As a coffee roaster, we’ve roasted this bean to bring out the most of its natural flavours.  This specialty coffee has been roasted light to suit mainly filter style brew methods.  

Best of Panama (BOP) 

Hacienda Barbara used this coffee to win first placed in the 'Traditional Washed' category at the Best Of Panama.  The Best of Panama is a platform designed to showcase Panamian coffee growers.  This is carried out with the evaluation from a set of national and international panel of judges which work with the growers to help them cultivate extreme levels of quality by way of flavour and processing methods.
More about BOP and information on their process and auctions can be found here.



Ageing these superlative coffee's are super important and we kindly ask you to let this coffee sit for at least a week after its roast date.  These beans hold their aroma and flavour for over 2-months from their roast date.


😋 Flavour Notes:

Berry (strawberry, blueberry), orange flavours with a delicate acidity and a silky smooth body.  A finish with nuts and cacao chocolate.  This coffee is super clean. 

✍️ Recipe:

Filter Brew Ratio: 1:14
Brew Time: Less than 2-minutes (depending on brew method).
This means that for every gram of ground coffee added into the filter there is 15 grams of hot water.  Still stuck?  Check out this video to learn about applying brew ratios here.

Our recipes are designed as templates for starting points and do vary depending on many other variables including personal preferences in particular.

Where it’s from: 

Central America, Panama, Jaramillo.  

Farmer: Hunter from Hacienda Barbara Estate.

Variety: Catuai.

Altitude: 1,500 MASL

Process: Traditional Washed.

Panama Catuai - Big Jon Washed

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