This coffee is fruity and sweet.
VARIETAL: TYPICA | CATURRA
Hartmann Estate is owned by the Hartmann family. Mr. Alois Hartmann (Luis Hartmann) was born in Czechoslovakia in 1891 but moved abroad as a young boy when the First World War began. He originally migrated to Pennsylvania USA. At the age of 20 Mr. Hartmann travelled to Panama and eventually decided to settle down in the province of Chiriqui, specifically in the Candela region where in 1912 he built a house.
Today, the third generation of the Hartmann family represented by Mr. Ratibor Hartmann is running the business. Ratibor Hartmann is one of five siblings that manage the farm. Each sibling is in charge of a specific operation on the farm. There is a warm family vibe at this estate and everything seems to work itself out. You can tell that this family have lived together all their lives.
Honey process is where ripe cherry is picked, sorted and pulped but rather than being fermented to remove the sticky mucilage, the mucilage covered parchment is left intact and sent to dry on raised beds. These raised beds allow greater airflow during drying which helps eliminate the risk of ferment. The result is a more juicy-bodied and sweet coffee, with slightly lower up-front acidity.