PANAMA – HARTMANN ESTATE, CHIRIQUI
PROCESS: BLACK WINEY NATURAL
TASTES LIKE: TROPICAL FRUITS & MELON WITH A JUICY CITRUS BODY
Hartmann Estate is owned by the Hartmann family. Mr. Alois St. Hartmann (Luis Hartmann) was born in Czechoslovakia in 1891 which he abandoned as a young boy when the First World War began. At the age of 20 Mr. Hartmann travelled Panama and eventually decided to settled down in the province of Chiriqui, specifically in the Candela region where in 1912 he built a house and begin farming coffee!
Today, the third generation of the Hartmann family represented by Mr. Ratibor Hartmann continues to manage the estate along with 4 of his siblings. Each sibling is in charge of a specific operation on the farm.
Black Winey Natural process is where very ripe coffee (slightly darker than when cherries are usually picked) is picked and sorted however the fruity ‘pulp’ surrounding the bean is left intact and sent to dry on African raised beds. These raised beds allow greater airflow during drying to help eliminate the risk of over-ripening, ferment and spoiling. The result is a incredibly fruit-driven and juicy-bodied coffee, with slightly lower up-front acidity.