Finca Elida, Panama

Dec 3

2015 Specialty Coffee Advent Calendar

Finca Elida – KAFFA

Origin: Finca Elida (farm name) Boquete, Panama
Producer: Wilford Lamastus
Cultivar: Catuai
Altitude: 1670 – 1890 masl
Harvest date: Jan – April 2015
Process: Natural
Roast date: 16 Nov
Roaster: Kaffa

Taste Profile: Sweet and intense aroma. Clear fruit sweetness of strawberry and dried fruit. Delicate acidity that gives structure and balanced taste. Rich mouthfeel. Bittersweet aftertaste.

Boquete in Panama is a village with many persistent coffee farmers, many of whom are exceptionally curious and experimental. For example, many coffee farmers in the area are very good coffee tasters, which is unusual in the coffee world and Wilford Lamastus is the pioneer among them. Tasting, that is to say sensory experience, is essential to know what to do in the field to adjust the conditions – including the drying process – thereby improving the coffee quality and taste attributes.

The natural drying process is controversial in context of specialty coffee. The main challenge is that good coffee should taste clean and sweet. But with unfavorable weather conditions or poor procedures, the beans are easily degraded. This coffee however, is a great example of a naturally processed coffee. This is the product of skilled workers.


Kaffa coffee roastery has its origins in the prestigious coffee shops Java on St. Hans Haugen and Mocca on Briskeby, owned and driven by world champion of barista art in 2000, Robert William Thoresen. After 15 years burn of business, Kaffa is now at home in a stunning location for production, training and education, at Ryen in Oslo.

We at KAFFA have a very clear philosophy and focus that coffee comes from a berry on a coffee tree from a coffee farmer in a geographical area. It is precisely these elements that make the coffee tastes like it does. We search out a coffee, often visited the farmer, shook his hand and always paid a good price for good coffee. We want to build lasting relationships with our suppliers, coffee growers. Fair trade, direct trade and traceability are words and expressions many like to use, for us they are a matter of course.


Kaffebrenneriet KAFFA har sitt utspring i de velrenommerte kaffebarene Java på St. Hanshaugen og Mocca på Briskeby, eid og drevet av verdensmester i baristakunst fra 2000, Robert William Thoresen. Etter 15 års brennevirksomhet holder KAFFA nå til i flotte lokaler for produksjon, opplæring og formidling av kaffekunnskap, på Ryen i Oslo.

Vi på KAFFA har en veldig tydelig filosofi og fokus på at kaffen kommer fra et bær på et kaffetre hos en kaffebonde i et geografisk område. Det er nettopp dette som gjør at kaffen smaker som den gjør. Vi har lett og funnet denne kaffen, som oftest besøkt bonden, tatt ham i hånda og alltid betalt en god pris for god kaffe. Vi ønsker å bygge varige relasjoner med våre leverandører, kaffebøndene. Fair trade, direkte handel og sporbarhet er ord og utrykk mange liker å bruke, for oss er de en selvfølge.

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