PANAMA CCD RUBEN VEGA
Explore the tasting notes of a single origin specialty coffee sourced from Panama freshly roasted in our coffee lab, at Meron Roastery. Here is some cool info about the coffee and the farm.
Rubén Vega is a dedicated coffee producer located in the Chiriquí region, specifically in the municipality of Boquete, Panama. His farm is situated at an altitude of 1,300 meters above sea level and spans a total of three hectares, two of which are exclusively dedicated to coffee production.
Despite his effort and dedication, Vega has not entered his coffee in local quality contests. However, he faces challenges that are common in the industry. To enhance the productivity of his coffee, Rubén uses chemical fertilizers. Yet, he has faced significant challenges in marketing over the past two years.
The decline in selling prices, contrasted with the high production costs, has been one of his main concerns. Additionally, the variable climate has posed obstacles in the planting process, especially when raising the saplings, as they do not have an irrigation system to mitigate these fluctuations. But Rubén, with optimism and a steadfast commitment to the industry, contributes to the recognition of Panamanian coffee for its high quality.
About the coffee
His journey into the world of coffee began twelve years ago when he took over the management of the property inherited from his family. This family legacy prompted Vega to maintain the land and decide to replant saplings of the Geisha variety, a choice that proved to be right for the producer. On his farm, 4,500 coffee trees grow, of which 3,500 are of the Geisha variety with an average age of four years, and another 1,000 are also Geisha but are just one year old.
Take a look at the cup profile:
Country of origin: Panama
Farm/Farmer: Vega farm / Ruben Vega – Nanolot 50
Proc. Method: Natural
Tasting notes: Mango, Dark Cherry, Cantaloupe, White Flowers, Wine
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