PANAMA MOUNT TOTUMAS: Specialty Coffee Roasted at Meron




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.


The farm

Within the 140 hectare preserve of Mount Totumas Cloud Forest, the four hectares of the coffee farm are divided up into five micro-lots and surrounded by the natural ecosystem of the cloud forest. The groves benefit from the resources of pristine nature: pollinators during flowering, nitrogen-fixing native trees, and wildlife that moves through the canopy eating fruit and providing fertilizer. Additionally, the surrounding forest regulates the climate and stabilizes erosion and soil moisture. Central America’s largest highland national park,

The Mount Totumas Cloud Forest Coffee story begins in 2008 when the love of nature and a dedication to ecological conservation inspired two brothers to purchase 140 hectares of land bordering La Amistad—Central America’s largest highland national park—to establish an eco-resort and private nature reserve.

This holistic, ecologically-oriented approach is the underlying philosophy behind every aspect of their operation—from seed to tree, and from bean to cup.


The variety 

Named after the Ethiopian town where it originated— Gesha— this world-famous varietal was introduced to the highlands of Panama in the 1960s for its resilience to leaf rust; however, it was not widely planted in the region until 2005, when it broke green coffee auction pricing records at the Specialty Coffee Association of Panama’s annual Best of Panama competition.


Red Honey Processing

Processing the coffee under more shade will slow down the process of drying, increasing the humidity the beans are exposed to. The result is a cup with a rich, complex flavor profile that has made Panama’s specialty coffee famous around the world.


Trading the coffee

This is one of our most special coffees as we chose to trade it directly from the farmers. We paid them a visit not so long ago and discussed every aspect of planting, harvesting, and developing the variety. We are currently the only roastery in Europe that has the chance to roast this coffee. 


Take a look at the cup profile:

Country: Panama
Region: Volcan, Chiriquí Province
Farm: Mount Totumas
Elevation 1800m
Process: Red Honey
Varietal: Gesha
Notes: Viola, Blueberry, Cherry, Honey
                                                                                                                            Roasting profile: Light roast



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