Auromar S.A., is a Brenes-Eleta family project, devoted to the production of high quality Geishas and other SHB coffees, in a sustainable, friendly environment. The Auromar Farm “Finca la Aurora” is situated between 1570 and 1770 MASL in the highlands of Candela, Chiriquí, Republic of Panama. Yearly temperatures ranges between 16 and 24 degrees Celsius (60 to 76 F), yearly average rainfall veers around 3500mm.
The finca is comprised of 30.5 hectares (75 acres). The total farmed area is 14.5 hectares in the lower 2/3 of the elevation. The rest, 17 hectares, will remain pristine highland tropical forest in the highest parts of the property. The cultivated area has been painstakingly developed to strike a balance between coffee yields and forest preservation.
Shade is provided by endemic species of trees and high-altitude Hass avocado trees. As shade is much heavier than in other farms in the region (1-4), the area enjoys a stable microclimate offering very little swings from day heat to night chill. Also, because of altitude, the harvest begins late in December and ends in mid-March. There, the cherries take full benefit of the drop in humidity between December and January at season´s change, and the sunny dry summer that runs through mid-April. The outcome of such combination, forest, shade and late harvest is a limited-supply, highly complex beans in each harvest.
In its short life , hardly nine years, Auromar has achieved world class quality in both Geisha Washed and Geisha Natural. In 2013, our Geisha Ironman Washed, won first prize in the Best of Panama (BOP) Competition. In 2016 our Camilina Geisha Natural won the BOP a recognition long overdue since the coffee has been among the top coffees of the world according to The Coffee Review from 2014.