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Panama Premium Boquete – Mama Cata Estate – Caturra Washed

(1 customer review)

$7.49

Low Stock Blowout – only 70 pounds left! 
A clean, sweet and smooth cup of coffee one can drink all day long! A little fuller bodied at the light-medium roast level which made it very easy to drink. Some acidity at lighter roasts but just a hint, medium to dark roasts would be marked as low acidity. As one pushes it into the medium roast range, the more nutty tones turn into hints of caramel and accentuate the malty cup profile, becoming the predominate tone.  Dark roasts turn pretty strong but the nice sweeter malty cup profile mixes nicely with smoky and roasty notes.

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Origin:

Boquete

Processing Method:

Washed

Arrival Date:

09/10/21

Lot #:

0005

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Description

Low Stock Blowout – only 70 pounds left! 
Mama Cata is a very top notch award winning farm that very seldom makes it to the US. Located in some of the best growing territory in Panama, Jose’s highest elevation and most renowned farm (he owns Garrido Estate as well as some other smaller fields).  Some of the biggest names in Panama coffee are also located in this prime territory, Hacienda Esmeralda, Elida Estate and La Jones are all his neighbors.  Since his coffee is mostly obtained by foreign markets, many in the US have not heard the name Mama Cata before unless they are watching the coffee competitions.

Founded in 1911, one of the original premium Panama farms, currently owned by Jose David Garrido Perez (who also owns Garrido, and just happens to be decent friends with our Panamanian farmer buddy, Keith Pech).  Jose had 4 of his coffees place in the Best of Panama this season, including a chop of his Nuguo Fermented Geisha which went for $2,568.00/lb (no joke!). His Panama Mokka went for $400/lb, the natural version of his geisha went for $78/lb and the Pacamara Natural of which we have the sister lot went for $68/lb. This farm knows how to grow/process some of the world’s best coffee.

This is a super tasty and clean washed processed coffee, highly rated but not a competition winner, much more affordable than the Geisha and Pacamara strains and a bit more classic in its tones.  Produced by one of the best Panama farms on the block!

Tasting Notes: A clean, sweet and smooth cup of coffee one can drink all day long! Lighter roasts will show some acidity, bringing some lemony and floral tones to the front end of the cup and balance with a little sweeter edged nutty/malty undertone. A little fuller bodied at the light-medium roast level which made it very easy to drink. As one pushes it into the medium roast range, the acidity drops nicely to just a crisp hint, the nutty tones turn into hints of caramel and accentuate the malty cup profile, becoming the predominate tone.  Dark roasts turn pretty strong and slightly edgy but the nice sweeter malty cup profile compliments the smoky and roasty notes.

Roasting Notes: An easy coffee to roast, beautiful large beans. Good from light to dark, pretty low chaff and pretty even roasting. Darkens up pretty quickly, will look a little darker than it is. We recommend trying it on the lighter side of a medium roast to get a nicely balanced cup.

Keith Pech has become a good friend over the last couple of seasons. He has some family in the U.P. (Michigan) and passes by our warehouse from time to time when visiting his family. Keith is really on the cutting edge of Panamanian coffee, he places in the the Best of Panama every year he enters.

He really hooked it up with some nice high-end Natural Processed Catuai and Typica from his farm, as well as playing our eyes and ears on the ground in Panama.  His mom is actually part of the Ruiz family who we sourced a ton of awesome Panama coffees from in years past.

Turns out Keith is buddies with all the other Panama operations we have dealt with in the past as well. Elida, HI-U, Esmeralda, Mama Cata, Nuguo, Ruiz. Quite the guy to have befriended, with being able to piggyback on his containers, we now have easy access to the best of the best.  Not only that, but with Keith playing nice and being very well-liked by these other farmers, we were able to snag top lots from the best farms in Panama, primo beans that normally never make it to the US.  Nothing else on the block like these offerings!

Additional information

Origin:

Boquete

Processing Method:

Washed

Arrival Date:

09/10/21

Lot #:

0005

1 review for Panama Premium Boquete – Mama Cata Estate – Caturra Washed

  1. fafow72 (verified owner)

    I have a new favorite coffee! I generally prefer a little chocolate in my coffee flavor profile. This coffee had none that I could detect, yet I was bummed when my 16 oz travel mug was empty. I could drink this all day, every day and be a happy man. I knew Mama Cata beans were supposed to be really good, but I was not expecting them to be this good. I roasted to an early medium on an SR800. If you use a Roast Vision meter to determine your roast level, this came out at a 16.

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