Panama - Mamacata by Garrido - Typica Washed
Long before Panama was a county, MamaCata farm has always been there. It has many history, first owned by the Monic family, who also used to own Finca Lerida, Elida and Mama Cata. Later, it was owned by the Fisher family. The Fishers are the one that introduced Geisha into the MamaCata. However, the Farm focus solely on the Typica varietal. Washed typica from MamaCata performed in the Best of Panama competition. In 2016, they won the 4th place for the Best of Panama competition.
Now the farm is owned by the Garrido Family since 1959. In early 2000, Jose Garrido planted a small lot of Geisha for the BOP, but it was too small for the BOP. In 2005, Jose Garrido did a blend of Geisha and Typica from 2 other lots and it won second to La Esmerelda estate. Since that blend took off, the money from the trade was invested in modernization and innovation of the estate.
In 2016, Mama Cata Geisha scored over 90 points, it was the highest score in the Geisha Category. MamaCata is located in Alto Quiel, Boquete. The Farm sits at 1500-1700 masl. This area is considered a perfect region to produce high quality coffee due to its climate, volcanic soils and mineral rich soil.
What we have here is the Typica variety. While we usually purchase the Catuai variety for origin from Panama. This coffee is processed as washed. The selected cherries is first selected and sorted in a tank to remove the floaters. Next, it is then fermented in water for 24 hours before it is depulped and washed to remove the mucilage on the bean. Finally, the coffee is then dried on african raised beds for 2-3 weeks until it reached the the targeted moisture value. The dried coffee is then rested for 5 weeks before it is packed in a well ventilated warehouse.
On the cupping bowl, the dry aroma is citrus, blacktea, caramel and hazelnut. At first sip, its citrus, orange and black tea note. In the midsection, toffee, sugar and toasted hazelnut flavour. It has a clean and sweet finish.
Variety : Typica
Altitude : 1550 to 1650 masl
Process : Washed
Origin : Alto Quiel, Boquete