HARTMAN ESTATE BLACK HONEY PROCESS
Region: Candela, Chiriqui
Variety: Caturra & Typica
Altitude: 1260-1500 masl
Harvest: December – March
Honey process is where ripe cherry is picked, sorted and pulped but rather than being fermented to remove mucilage, the mucilage covered parchment is left intact and sent to dry on raised beds. These raised beds allow greater airflow during drying to help eliminate the risk of ferment and spoiling. The result is a more juicy-bodied and sweeter coffee, with slightly lower up-front acidity.
Drying: Sundried on raised beds for 10-14 days (depending on the weather) Another legendandary round go the famous Hartmann Estate is owned by the Hartmann family. Mr. Alois St. Hartmann(Luis Hartmann) was born in Czechoslovakia in 1891 which he abandoned being a young boy when the First World War began. Thanks to his mother he could hide on a ship that took him to Pennsylvania, USA. At eh age of 20 he travelled around with his friends until he came to Panama in 1911. He decided to settled down in the province of Chiriqui, Chiriquí is located in the western region of Panama. It is bordered to the north by the provinces Bocas del Toro and Ngobe-Buglé, to the west by Costa Rica, to the east by the province of Veraguas, and to the south by the Pacific Ocean, specifically the Gulf of Chiriquí.W this one is the ”Black Honey” lot. Black Honney process is similar to the Natural process that we’re all familiar with. Ripe cherry is picked, sorted and sent for drying. This Honey coffee is then sun-dried or on raised beds to allow greater airflow during drying as the cherry which is still on the bean provides the opportunity for spoiling. The process gives coffee a fuller-body, some fruity notes lots of flavours, a sweeter profile with less acidity.
This is a Coffee you will love and works well in all brew methods.