Varietal: Catuaí & Caturra
Notes: Sweet and caramely peach, apricot and dried cherries
Producer: Francisco Javier Valle Garcia
Region: Las Cuchillas
The relationship between Panther Coffee's Joel Pollock and coffee producer Javier Valle Garcia began over a decade ago. Joel remembers sitting with Javier in the rainy parking lot of their favorite Portland, OR hangout and listening as Javier gave detailed instructions to his brother who was managing their coffee farm in Jinotega. Javier's enthusiasm, superlative knowledge of coffee production, and dedication to quality inspire us and have made Javier and Finca la Amistad an important part of Panther Coffee. Year after year, we have brought in exceptional lots of coffee from Finca la Amistad. Sitting in that rainy Portland parking lot, neither Joel nor Javier could have imagined the promise that their working relationship held: this year we have again brought in exactly 255 bags to roast at Panther Coffee.
Javier has continued to invest in the farm and coffee processing equipment. The construction of large-scale drying beds and a state of the art tasting facility were significant investments which have led to improvements in quality.
This coffee has a wide appeal. It is mild and approachable with a silky body and prominent notes of caramel and strawberry milk. We are happy to share with you this appropriately named lot from Finca la Amistad.
Panther roasts & ships orders on Mondays of each week.