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CUPPING : Smooth, balanced, lollipop sweetness, watermelon, pear, apple
Roast : Medium
The Boquete region of Panama produces a high-grade regional offering, based mainly on the Caturra and Catuai varietals. For a Central South American, the Boquete has a good creamy body and natural balance. This suits single origin infusion, where these excellent characteristics present with integrity.
Region: Volcancito, Boquete
Producer : Vasquez Family
Score : 81.75
Altitude : 1000 MASL
Prep: Screen Size 16 Up Strictly Hard Bean
Don Pepe Estate
A family farm that has been operating since 1898. Four generations of the Vásquez have farmed in the foothills of Volcán Barú in an area called Volcancito. This is in the famous coffee growing area of Boquete, Chiriquí, well known for its gorgeous coffees. The farm is at an altitude of 1500 to 2000 meters above sea level with 70 hectares of land. 59 of these are coffee, 11 dedicated to a natural reserve.
Tony Vásquez [Don Tony] put the estate on the world coffee map with his outstanding Gesha coffees and is recognised for his tireless hard work and vision in driving quality not just with his estate but for Panamanian coffee in general. Sadly, Don Tony passed away in 2016 but his drive and focus is continued by the Vásquez family.