Panama Hartmann Estate, Black Winey
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Varietal: Caturra, Typica
Processing: Black Winey
Elevation: 1260 - 1500 m.a.s.l.
Taste Notes: Golden Raisins, Ripe Pineapples, Honey
Helmed by Ratibor Hartmann, a third-generation coffee producer, the Hartmann Estate is a family business. It consists of 2 farms – Santa Clara Finca Hartmann and Ojo de Agua, located between 1,300 and 2,000 metres above sea level with nearly 100 hectares of forest reserves bordering on the Parque Nacional de La Amistad. For the Hartmann family, every harvest is an opportunity to explore, refine and push the boundaries of coffee processing.
Ratibor Hartmann, the third generation of the family, manages the business with his four siblings, each of whom oversees a specific aspect of the farm. There is a warm family vibe at this estate, and any issues are promptly resolved smoothly, and one can tell how close-knit the family is.
We have visited Hartmann Estate on multiple occasions and seen how the processing has developed over the years, and this is one of our favourites. The Black Winey process is where very ripe cherries - that are left to ripen slightly more than usual - are picked and sorted, with the fruity ‘pulp’ left intact and left to dry on African raised beds. The end result is a fruit-forward cup, with a full body and tropical fruit sweetness.