Farm Review – Bambito Estate, Panama

Jul 1, 2022

Established in 1945, this family run operation emphasizes quality and pursuit of excellence.

Maximum elevation on the farm is 1,850 meters.  The farm size is 15 hectors with 10 ~ 11 hectors planted with coffee trees.  Because a ridge runs down the middle of the farm, two distinct micro-climates exist.

The farm is mainly Caturra and Catuai with a small about or Typical and Geisha.  Both Caturra and Catuai varietals are dwarf/compact in stature and produces good quality coffee beans at high altitudes.

The farm will employ many local families for harvesting.  Because the higher elevation the Bambito estate is one of the last farms to be harvested.  The mill removes the pulp and mucilage mechanically then sun-dried to achieve the proper water moisture.  The technique of removing the mucilage from the bean Then, if needed, drum driers can be used to achieve the desired dryness.

Bambito Estate is a supports focus on organic farming and sustainability.   As many farms do, Bambito uses the cherry pulp for fertilizer.  The pulp is worked as compose for few months, shifting from bin to bin, then applied to each plant.

Attention to quality yields excellent specialty coffee beans year over year. Check our Featured Coffees section for Bambito Estate Roasted Coffee buying options.

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