Cafe Kotowa

Description
Kotowa comes from the indigenous Gnobe language which means “mountains”. A “Coffee from the Mountains” that is produced in Boquete by dedicated people in a traditional way.

Acknowledgments

1st Place Best of Panama Cupping Competition Geisha Natural Category

1st Place Best of Panama Cupping Competition Traditional Variety Natural

1st Place Best of Panama Cupping Competition Traditional Variety Washed

1st Place Coffee Producer of the Year – SCAP Award

Farms

KOTOWA DUNCAN

Varietal: Geisha, Typica, Caturra
Process: Washed and Natural
Growing Region: Western Side of Boquete, El Salto Plateau.
Growing altitude: 1650 – 17500 m
Rainfall: 1900 mm combination of Pacific rain from May to Nov and Atlantic rain from Dec to Jan
Temperature: 22C max and 13C min
URL: 336767E 972059N
Dates of harvest: Jan to April. Sundried for 12 days when we use the Washed Process and around 18 days when we use the Natural Process. This coffee is 100% handpicked.
Cup Character:

Washed coffee has a citrus flower and nutty aroma, with green apple sweet acidity and berries and prunes in the taste.
Naturals develop a very elegant dry plum and fig taste with ripe red fruit aftertaste.
Geishas develop a Jasmine flower aroma and taste with an array of tropical fruit notes leading to passion fruit.

KOTOWA DON K

Varietal: Geisha, Pacamara, Caturra
Process: Washed and Natural
Growing Region: Western Side of Boquete, El Salto Plateau.
Growing altitude: 1700-1750 m
Rainfall: 1750 mm mostly Pacific rain from May to Nov
Temperature: 22C max and 13C min
URL 337060E 971817N
Dates of harvest: Jan to April. Sundried for 12 days when we use the Washed Process and around 18 days when we use the Natural Process. This coffee is 100% handpicked.

Cup Character:

Washed coffee has a citrus flower and chocolate aroma, with mandarin sweet acidity and berries and red fruits in the taste.
Naturals develop a very elegant dry plum and ripe fruit aftertaste.
Geishas develop a fine Jasmine flower aroma and taste with an array of fruit notes with orange-pineapple.

KOTOWA RIO CRISTAL

Varietal: Geisha
Process: Washed and Natural
Growing Region: Northern Side of Boquete, Rio Cristal.
Next to the Amistad Forest Reserve, very close to the Continental Divide.
Growing altitude: 1700-1850 m
Rainfall: 2750 mm Pacific rains from May to No and and Atlantic rains from Dec to Feb.
10 months of light rain
Temperature: 22C max and 13C min
URL 346393E 973821N
Dates of harvest: February to June. Sundried for approximately 12 days when we use the Washed Process and around 18 days when we use the Natural Process. This coffee is 100% handpicked.

Cup Character:

Variety of citrus notes, mandarin and lime, with orange sweet acidity and in the taste and purple passion fruit notes.
Naturals develop a very elegant and lingering ripe fruit taste, with mango, pineapple and banana aftertaste.

KOTOWA TRADICIONAL

Varietal: Caturra
Process: Washed
Growing Region: North Eastern side of Boquete, Palo Alto
Growing altitude: 1300-1400 m
Rainfall: 2250 mm mostly Pacific but some Atlantic rains
Temperature: 26C max and 15C min
URL 343073E 972779N
Dates of harvest: Nov to March. Machine dried at 45 C. This coffee is 100% handpicked.

Cup Character:

Chocolate and Nutty aromas and flavors, with green apple sweet acidity and dry
fruits on the palate.
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