Panama - Ojo de Agua Estate (2023 Crop)

Red fruits, pomegranate, rock candy
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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2022/23
Status Spot
Lot Number P611053-1
  • 11 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

Hartmann farm is a 3rd generation family business located in Santa Clara, Renacimiento. It is made up of 2 Plantations: Santa Clara Hartmann farm and Ojo de Agua, located between 1,300 and 2,000 meters above sea level with almost 100 hectares of forest reserves that surround La Amistad National Park.

Coffee is grown under the shade of native rainforest trees that have been there for many years. The Hartmans try not to cut down trees, replanting native trees and bananas to maintain the natural cycle and healthy soil and wildlife.

Country of Origin Panama
Region Chiriqui
Processing Washed
Growing Altitude 1600m - 1800m
Harvest Season 2022/23
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Catuai, Caturra

History of Coffee in Panama  

There are some indications that green coffee first arrived in Panama as early as 1742, but the first attempts at commercial cultivation didn’t occur until the 1780’s. Planting at low altitudes around the port city of Portobelo, these efforts failed. It would be another 100 years, when coffee was planted in the highlands around the Volcano “Baru,” before commercial cultivation of Panama coffee was successful; however, nearly all coffee grown in Panama was used for internal consumption and the country was better known for exporting tea. Panamanians drank more coffee than they grew and had to import coffee to meet demand until the 1940’s. Exports grew slowly over the years, peaking in 1996 at 181,000 bags.  Although there have been a few spikes since then, exports have settled down around 50,000 bags for the last 10 years as producers shifted their focus from volume to quality. More than 50% of coffee production is still consumed domestically. 

Growing Coffee in Panama  

Panama coffee grows in the west, near the border with Costa Rica in the highlands of Chiriqui, which means “Valley of the Moon.” Most coffee grows in two areas near the volcano Buru: Boquete and Volcan-Candela above 1,500 masl. Many coffee estates in Panama are 30-50 hectares and many coffee families are descendant of American and European immigrants, but there are indigenous farmers and farms as small as a few hectares. Most Panama coffee is washed and sun or machine dried. Panama grows Typica, Caturra, Catuai, Bourbon,  San Ramon, Pache,  Mundo Novo and, of course Geisha. 

  • Region Chiriqui
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Catuai, Caturra
  • Min Growing Altitude 1600m
  • Max Growing Altitude 1800m
  • On Sale Yes
  • On Sale Text pallet discount
  • Top Lot No
  • Status Spot
  • Coffee Grade PAN CA WA SHB
  • CTRM Contract Number P611053-1
  • Country of Origin Panama
  • Warehouse The Annex