Very unusual but very tasty!
Fantastic coffee, never tried it before. Fully of fruity flavours.
Climate / Geography
Carmen Estate is located in the Volcan Valley, Panama, at an altitude of 1700 meters. Nestled close to the Costa Rican border, and a 7 hour drive away from the capital of Panama City, the Volcan Valley is often considered as one of the most important coffee growing regions in Panama, with the valley’s volcanic soil perfect for cultivating high quality Arabica beans. Situated high in the mountains, the Carmen Estate micro-climate is also highly influenced by the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. The cool, frost free nights and dry, sun drenched days create an optimum growing condition for cultivating coffee.
- Country: Panama
- Altitude: 1650 - 1900 metres
- Method: Sun-dried
This family run estate has a strong commitment to sustainability and ethical treatment of workers in their coffee production. Carmen Estate have been Rainforest Alliance certified, and follow the criteria for production developed by the Sustainable Agricultural Network. All skin, pulp and mucilage left over from the washing process is recycled and used as organic fertilizer on their farms, with nothing going to waste. Carmen Estate provides safe working conditions for the farmer, provided healthcare for all workers, and ensuring that children are not permitted to work on the farm, and are provided with education. Each year, their coffee cherries are mainly harvested by the indigenous Nobe-Bugle people