Finca Carmen Estate
lemon tea • orange blossom • jasmine
BREWING RECIPE – FILTER:
Brewing Method : Kalita
Temperature : 88 °C
Total extraction time : 2:50 – 3:10
Ratio: 64 g/l
Carmen Estate is located in the Volcan Valley, Chiriqui, Panamá, at an altitude of 1800 mts. They have been producing and exporting high quality Arabica coffee for over 50 years. Carlos Aguilera is the third generation owner of the single estate and mill set up by his grandparents, Efrain and Carmen Franceschi in 1960.
The coffee plants grow on steep hills, under century old rain forest vegetation and with natural springs and creeks crossing the property. Each day during the harvest, the ripe, bright red coffee cherries are transported from the field to the mill to be processed as quickly as possible. Advanced, low water usage machinery washes away the skin, pulp, and mucilage from the parchment bean. The residues from the milling process are recycled into the farm as organic fertilizer.
The parchment beans are pre-dried in the natural sunlight and breezes on concrete patios whereas the natural beans are laid out on African beds.