Panama Boquete Casa Ruiz
Organisation: Casa Ruiz
Mill: Casa Ruiz
Altitude: 1.100 – 1.400 meters above sea level
Variety: Typica, Caturra, Catuai
Harvest: November – March
Classification: Strictly Hard Bean, European Preparation
Origin / Story:
Boquete, the most famous coffee growing region of the country is located in the west of Panama near the Costa Rican border. The region is a beautiful valley at the foothills of the volcano Barú. Measuring 3.477m it is the highest mountain of the country. A river uniting several streams from the surrounding mountains, volcanic soil, constant rainfalls and predictable dry seasons as well as a moderate climate create perfect conditions for the cultivation of high quality coffees. Since the late 18th century family Ruiz is dedicated to the cultivation of traditional coffee varieties and production methods that are adapted to the environmental requirements. Today the Fincas are operated in the third generation by Plinio A. Ruiz and his wife Elisa. Originally set with a single farm in Boquete, Case Ruiz has meanwhile expanded to a large, family driven company that has expanded its business model to agricultural large scale production, an own roastery as well as to own sales channels of their final products. Additionally to 11 Fincas belonging to the Ruiz family more than 300 smallholders work together with the company in order to process, roast and market their coffees. All farmers have the possibility to join classes about good agricultural practices to widen their know how on coffee production. Casa Ruiz also supports several alphabetization programs in order to conserve the indigenous language “Ngabe” and the culture of the country.
Cup profile: Medium acidity, medium to strong body, intensely sweet, pear toned-fruit notes, tea like.